Hierophantic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hierophantic Of or relating to hierophants or their teachings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hierophantic Belonging or relating to hierophants, or to the office or duties of a hierophant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hierophantic belonging to or relating to hierophants
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "ierofantiko`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hierophantēshieros, sacred, phainein, to show.

Usage

In literature:

Or, if they aren't sealed, they're written in some hierophantic script that's beyond the poor layman.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Menoux was by no means a mere hierophantic prig or sacerdotal oaf.
"Odd Bits of History" by Henry W. Wolff
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