xoana

xoanon

[zoh-uh-non]
noun, plural xoana [zoh-uh-nuh] . Greek Antiquity.
a simple, carved image, especially one in which the original block of stone or wood is readily apparent.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek xóanon carved image; akin to xeîn to scrape, carve

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xoanon (ˈzəʊəˌnɒn)
 
n , pl -na
a primitive image of a god, carved, esp originally, in wood, and supposed to have fallen from heaven
 
[C18: from Greek, from xuō to scrape, smooth]

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