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ef·fi·gy

 (ĕf′ə-jē)
n. pl. ef·fi·gies
1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
Idiom:
in effigy
Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy: The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.

[French effigie, from Latin effigiēs, likeness, from effingere, to portray : ex-, ex- + fingere, to shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]

effigy

(ˈɛfɪdʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Art Terms) a portrait of a person, esp as a monument or architectural decoration
2. a crude representation of someone, used as a focus for contempt or ridicule and often hung up or burnt in public (often in the phrases burn or hang in effigy)
[C18: from Latin effigiēs, from effingere to form, portray, from fingere to shape]
effigial adj

ef•fi•gy

(ˈɛf ɪ dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a representation or image, esp. sculptured, as on a monument.
2. a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule.
Idioms:
in effigy, in public view in the form of an effigy: a leader hanged in effigy by the mob.
[1530–40; (< Middle French) < Latin effigia, -iēs, derivative of effingere to shape, form]
ef•fig•i•al (ɪˈfɪdʒ i əl) adj.

effigy

Also called a “fith-fath,” this is a doll-like image of a person made using material such as wax, clay or straw and used by witches and magicians for inflicting injury or death or for healing purposes. They are particularly important in love and death spells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.effigy - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)effigy - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
Guy - an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
graven image, idol, god - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
bird-scarer, scarecrow, scarer, straw man, strawman - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
wax figure, waxwork - an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax

effigy

noun likeness, figure, image, model, guy, carving, representation, statue, icon, idol, dummy, statuette An effigy of her was being burned in the town square.
Translations
صورَه
statue
kuvanukke
képmás
eftirmynd; stytta
atvaizdasiškamšaskulptūra
attēlsveidols
figú ka

effigy

[ˈefɪdʒɪ] Nefigie f

effigy

[ˈɛfɪdʒi] neffigie f

effigy

nBildnis nt; to burn somebody in effigyjds Puppe verbrennen

effigy

[ˈɛfɪdʒɪ] neffigie f

effigy

(ˈefidʒi) noun
a likeness of a person, animal etc (in wood, stone etc). effigies of Buddha.
References in classic literature ?
But the people frightened him so much by hanging him in effigy, and afterwards by breaking into his house, that he promised to have nothing to do with the stamps.
He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.
He had asked for crawfish for his breakfast on the following morning; he intended to pass the day in making a small gallows and hang one of the finest of these fish in the middle of his room -- the red color evidently conveying an allusion to the cardinal -- so that he might have the pleasure of hanging Mazarin in effigy without being accused of having hung anything more significant than a crawfish.