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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

icono-

An image or likeness.

[Greek eikēn, likeness.]

Iconology is the study of visual imagery and its symbolism and interpretation, while iconography (Greek -graphia, writing) is the use or study of images or symbols in the visual arts. An iconoclast (Greek klan, to break), originally someone who destroyed religious images, is now usually a figurative term for a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions; an iconostasis (Greek stasis, standing, stopping) is a screen bearing icons, separating the sanctuary of many Eastern churches from the nave.

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