zoomorphize

transitive verb zo·o·mor·phize \-ˌfīz\

Definition of zoomorphize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to conceive of or symbolize or represent (a deity or supernatural being) as an animal zoomorphizing their clan founder as a spirit bear so that bears became sacred to the clan

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Origin and Etymology of zoomorphize

zoomorphic + -ize


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