Meaning of ZOOMORPHIZE in English

-ˌfīz transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: zoomorph ic + -ize

: to conceive of or symbolize or represent (a deity or supernatural being) as an animal

zoomorphizing their clan founder as a spirit bear so that bears became sacred to the clan

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