doryphoros

Doryphoros

Do*ryph"o*ros\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., spear bearing; ? a spear + ? to bear.] (Fine Arts) A spear bearer; a statue of a man holding a spear or in the attitude of a spear bearer. Several important sculptures of this subject existed in antiquity, copies of which remain to us.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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