Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Symbols Listed by Subject

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

View: 884

Provides an alphabetical list of concepts along with the symbols used to represent them.

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Symbols Listed by Subject, 2d ed.

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 358

View: 237

The only dictionary of its kind, this greatly expanded second edition lists objects, concepts, traits and situations ancient and modern and gives their appropriate symbols. A companion to Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary (2012), this volume presents symbols and their referents in reverse association (but is not simply a reconfiguring of information). Examples: a symbol for "hell" is descending stairs; an attribute of Saint Benedict is a raven; joy after sorrow is signified by the gemstone amber. Ethnic, literary, artistic, religious, heraldic, numerological, folkloric, occult and psychological usages are included.

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Symbols Listed by Subject

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 181

View: 524

Provides an alphabetical list of concepts along with the symbols used to represent them.

The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Jack Tresidder

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 278

Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas, yet their functions and meaning extend far beyond that—for thousands of years they have enabled artists and craftsmen to embody and reinforce beliefs about human life in immediate and powerful images. This accessible and comprehensive guide features more than 2,000 major themes from Absinthe to the Zodiac: figures and symbols found in myth, literature and art, as well as those that have entered into the mainstream of everyday life. Covering classical and other mythologies, Biblical themes and traditional symbols from cultures across the world, this wonderful dictionary has thorough yet concise entries on individual animals, plants, objects, supernatural creatures, mythical episodes, miracles, and many other topics.

New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship

Author: Paul F. Bradshaw

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 257

This reference work incorporates the insights and expertise of leading liturgists and scholars of liturgy at work today, comprising 200 entries on important topics in the field, from vestments and offertories to ordination and divine unction. It is systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for ease of use. It also includes comprehensive bibliographies and reading lists, to bring the work fully up to date and to encourage further reading and research

Illustrated Reverse Dictionary

Find the Words on the Tip of Your Tongue

Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 608

View: 305

The Illustrated Reverse Dictionary is an ingenious word-finder that helps you locate the precise word you want when you know generally what you mean but can't recall the exact term. With an ordinary dictionary, you look up the word to find its meaning. With the Illustrated Reverse Dictionary, you do just the opposite: you look up the meaning to find the word. The Illustrated Reverse Dictionary works like a thesaurus, which gives you words that are similar in meaning, but it does more. You start with an idea, a description of the term you're looking for, and the Illustrated Reverse Dictionary leads you through associated words to the exact one you want. Moreover, each synonym is defined, and you get antonyms (word opposites) and etymologies (word histories), which a thesaurus does not offer. Containing over 400,000 words - in more than 70,000 main entries, with over 130 detailed color illustrations, and more than 160 charts, the Illustrated Reverse Dictionary offers quick and accurate reference.

Symbolism

A Comprehensive Dictionary, 2d ed.

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 459

The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of more than 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From “0” to “Zu,” each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.

Dictionary of World Monasticism

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 868

Despite the many volumes written about monasticism, this is the first comprehensive dictionary on the subject--not a proselytizing work but instead with a focus on history, biography and description both ancient and modern. The scope is worldwide, covering not only Christianity but all faiths that have monastic traditions including, but not limited to, Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.

Newnes Dictionary of Electronics

Author: S W Amos

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 389

View: 767

The revised edition of the Newnes Dictionary of Electronics includes a substantial new section devoted to acronyms and abbreviations. So if you think you know the meaning of ADDER, LAP, FIB, SPICE or WORM, we recommend you check in the Newnes Dictionary of Electronics first. *A concise glossary for electronics, TV, radio and computing *Ideal for engineers, students and enthusiasts *Includes a handy appendix of acronyms