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Ikon   /ˈaɪkɑn/   Listen
Ikon

noun
1.
A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.  Synonyms: icon, image, picture.  "A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
2.
A conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church.  Synonym: icon.






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"Ikon" Quotes from Famous Books



... the table-cloth, I looked at myself in the mirror, combed my hair upwards (I imagined this to give me a pensive air), and descended to the divannaia, [Room with divans, or ante-room] where the table stood covered with a cloth and had an ikon and candles placed upon it. Papa entered just as I did, but by another door: whereupon the priest—a grey-headed old monk with a severe, elderly face—blessed him, and Papa kissed his small, squat, wizened hand. I did ...
— Youth • Leo Tolstoy

... but money was also coined at Soli and at Mallus. About the end of the fifth century a coinage was issued from these mints which is ascribed to uncertain satraps. The distinguishing mark of these coins, according to Mr. Waddington, is the use of the neuter adjective in [Greek: ikon], but this theory is not conclusive. Besides these anonymous coins there were others coined in Cilicia bearing the names of satraps, who were the envoys of the great king to raise armies and equip fleets. The satrap Tiribazus employed the mints at Issus, at Soli and Mallus; the satrap Pharnabazus ...
— The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 • Various

... rim turned down hid a little the misery in his face in these few days, these not-many hours, how he was changed! But, even as he was, he still concerned Rouletabille. What was he doing there? Was he not going to go away, perhaps? He had picked up an ikon from the counter and carried it over to the window to examine its oxidized silver, giving such close attention to it that the reporter hoped he might reach the door of the laboratory without being noticed. He already ...
— The Secret of the Night • Gaston Leroux

... rouble and we will be ever thankful to thee, and I'll work myself old to pay it back."—"But who will stand surety for thee?" asked the rich man.—"I know not if any man will, I am so poor. Yet, perchance, God and St Michael will be my sureties," and he pointed at the ikon in the corner. Then the ikon of St Michael spoke to the rich man from the niche and said, "Come now! lend it him, and put it down to my account. God will repay thee!"—"Well," said the rich man, "I'll lend it to thee." So he lent it, and ...
— Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales • Anonymous

... see Americanism and Hellenism face to face. Hellenism is represented by the village schoolmaster. He wears a black coat, talks a little French, and can probably read Homer; but his longest journey has been to the normal school at Athens, and it has not altered his belief that the ikon in the neighbouring monastery was made by St. Luke and the Bulgar beyond the mountains by the Devil. On the other side of you sits the returned emigrant, chattering irrepressibly in his queer version of the 'American language', and showing ...
— The Balkans - A History Of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey • Nevill Forbes, Arnold J. Toynbee, D. Mitrany, D.G. Hogarth



Words linked to "Ikon" :   cyclorama, panorama, inset, chiaroscuro, CAT scan, echogram, foil, semblance, bitmap, montage, diorama, reflection, sonogram, electronic image, reflexion, likeness, computer graphic, image, painting, transparency, graphic, collage, iconography, representation, scan



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