acheiropoieton love

Definitions

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  • n. An image of Christ believed not to have been created by human hands; a miraculous representation of Jesus.

Etymologies

From Byzantine Greek αχειροποίητον. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The whole reason for this image's fame is that Roman Catholics believe it to be acheiropoieton [not painted by human hands].

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  • The whole reason for this image’s fame is that Roman Catholics believe it to be acheiropoieton [not painted by human hands].

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  • Plural: acheiropoieta. Also known as “icons made without hands” in reference to images which supposedly have not been created by human hands such as the Veil of Veronica and the Shroud of Turin.

    October 17, 2012