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Feb. 8, 2008 : Xoanon

Xoanon

xo.a.non[zoh-uh-non]
-noun, plural -na
A simple, carved image, esp. one in which the original block of stone or wood is readily apparent.

[Origin: 1700-10; < Greek xonan carved image; again to xein to scrape, carve]
xoanon. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/xoanon(accessed: February 08, 2008).

xo.a.non[zoh-uh-non] (plural plural xo.a.na
noun
wooden image of god: an image of a god that has been carved out of wood
[Early 18th century. < Greek, "carved statue"]
xoanon. msn.com. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/xoanon.html(accessed: February 08, 2008).

Example:
Always bothered that he could not go to church in just his underwear, Bob carved his own pantheon of xoana. Now he could pray without worrying if he had clean laundry. He favorite, in-fact, was a small xoanon wearing some boxers on its head which he called 'El-soot, the god of dirty laundry and unclean-chimneys'.
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