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an·thro·po·mor·phism

 (ăn′thrə-pə-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

an′thro·po·mor′phic adj.
an′thro·po·mor′phi·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·po·mor′phist n.

anthropomorphic

(ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk)
adj
1. of or relating to anthropomorphism
2. resembling the human form
ˈanthropoˌmorph n
ˌanthropoˈmorphically adv

an•thro•po•mor•phic

(ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fɪk)

also an`thro•po•mor′phous,



adj.
1. ascribing human form or attributes to a thing or a being not human, as to a deity.
2. resembling a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.
[1820–30]
an`thro•po•mor′phi•cal•ly, adv.
an`thro•po•mor′phism, n.
an`thro•po•mor′phist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anthropomorphic - suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate thingsanthropomorphic - suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"

anthropomorphic

adjective
Resembling a human being:
Translations
antropomorf
antropomorfinen
antropomorfan
antropomorfan

anthropomorphic

[ˌænθrəpəʊˈmɔːfɪk] ADJantropomórfico

anthropomorphic

[ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪk] adjanthropomorphique

anthropomorphic

adjanthropomorphisch

anthropomorphic

[ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk] adjantropomorfo/a

anthropomorphic

a. antropomórfico-a, de forma humana.
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So ist die Welt, Nietzsches "dionysische Welt" mit ihren jenseits von Gut und Bose liegenden Wollusten, die Welt, die in der Unschuld ihres Werdens kein Ziel besitzt, weil ihre Machtbewegungen, Begrenzungen und Verschiebungen (oder anthropomorph gesagt: ihre Kampfe und Siege) im Kreise verlaufen, zum Inbegriff des Willens zur Macht geworden: "Ein Losung fur alle ihre Ratsel?
The Astigarraga cave, which was first discovered in 1967, contains other paintings such as one of a mass of black paint covered with concretions of lime, possibly intended to represent an equine animal; or another, of several engraved lines going in various directions which seemingly stand for an anthropomorph (or human-like creature).
Neither man nor animal, this anthropomorph stands, broad shouldered, facing the east with horns (or possibly ears) rising above its head and, between them, a faint emanation of color like a tongue of fire.
The images documented by Haddon consist of: a 'hammerhead shark', two 'canoes', an anthropomorph, 'dugong', and 'turtle'.
Black pictographs are found outside caves only twice: one group of complex religious icons marking a rockshelter burial site and another single anthropomorph located next to a waterfall.
At another site in Bunuba country, an anthropomorph in orange pigment has drawn black pigment applied on top of existing painted pigment to highlight or refresh the facial features and to outline parts of the body (Figure 7b).
At Kabadul Kula (site Dauan 1), on the island of Dauan in north-western Torres Strait, is a painting of an anthropomorph with a fish effigy headdress topped by a feather dheri (itself a traditional form of headdress or mask).
Some figures are a composite of linear designs and human bodies such as the anthropomorph with a large scroll design in place of the head at Lene Hara (O'Connor 2003).
For example, two widely separated sites containing examples of a very similar and distinctive large anthropomorph were found to have totally unrelated Dreamings.
2000), features the headdress surmounted on an anthropomorph, while the latter is displayed independently.
The enhanced images include underlying non-figurative motifs (Figure 3), an insectlike motif (Figure 6), an anthropomorphic face and possible nearby shield (Figure 7), and an anthropomorph with a fish head-dress of a type used historically in Torres Strait (Figures 8 and 9).
A particularly imposing figure of the group is a female anthropomorph with a rayed headdress (Figure 9).