Iconomachy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Iconomachy Hostility to images as objects of worship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n iconomachy Enmity or opposition to icons or sacred images; the principles and conduct of the Iconoclasts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Iconomachy opposition to the same
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a war against images; e'ikw`n an image + fight
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. eik┼Źn, an image, logia, discourse.

Usage

In literature:

Nothing more excited the indignation of the Prince of Orange than such senseless iconomachy.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
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