from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of an order of beings, the life-principles or geniuses or tutelary spirits of living beings, believed in and reverenced by the ancient Persians, adherents of the Zoroastrian religion.
- noun A name given, very questionably, to a symbol seen on monuments of ancient Persian origin, representing a winged circle, with or without a manlike figure in it, hovering over the head of a king or other person, and believed by some to represent his tutelary spirit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Archæol.) A symbol of the solar deity, found on monuments exhumed in Babylon, Nineveh, etc.
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- noun archaeology A
symbolof the solar deity, found on monuments exhumedin Babylon, Nineveh, etc.
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M.xican feroher, engraved on a tablet of gypsum, and which is described at length by its discoverer, Captain du Paix, and depicted by his friend, M. Baradère.
On the Mexican feroher before alluded to, and which is most elaborately carved in bass-relief on a massive piece of polygonous granite, constituting a portion of a cyclopean wall, the cross is enclosed within the ring, and accompanying it are four tassel-like ornaments, graved equally well.