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Astromorphism

ˈastrəʊˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m

noun | Astroanthropology

the attribution of constellations or asterisms to a god(s), animals, humans, or other objects as depicted in prehistoric rock art; considered one of the earliest indications of the Astronic tradition in the Upper Palaeolithic period.

Derivatives

  • Astromorphic | ˈastrəʊˈmɔːfɪk | adjective, (also Astromorphically) adverb
  • Astromorphise | ˈastrəʊˈmɔːfʌɪz | verb, (also Astromorphised) past tense, (also Astromorphising) present tense
  • Astromorphous | ˈastrəʊˈmɔːfəs | adjective (meaning: of a god, animal, or object, stellar in form or nature)

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word astro-, denoting the astronomical world, adjoined to the combing form -morphism denoting transformation or attribution; meaning ‘the attribution of stars to non-celestial objects.’ 
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