tauromachy


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tauromachy

(tɔːˈrɒməkɪ)
n
(Bullfighting) the art or act of bullfighting
[C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight]
tauromachian adj

tauromachy, tauromaquia

1. the art or technique of bullflghting.
2. a bullfight. — tauromachian, tauromachic, adj.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tauromachy - the activity at a bullfighttauromachy - the activity at a bullfight    
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
Translations

tauromachy

[ˈtɔːrəmækɪ] Ntauromaquia f
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The reverence which Reyes demonstrates for the world of tauromachy is, however, offset by his own inability to match the levels of bravery and honour embodied by the figure of the matador.
He played soccer, ran track, and developed an abiding passion for tauromachy.
As well as bombarding the Korean Embassy with letters of complaint, I have also written to the Spanish Embassy to complain about tauromachy (bull fighting), as well as the Chinese Embassy to protest about their brutal treatment of dogs in the production of tegumental products (the dog's natural covering - fur, skin, etc).
1) a treatise on tauromachy, a history of the bullfight, a survey of great bullfighters past and present, a complete study of the fighting bull.
During excavations at the shrine of Togolok 21, many non-domestic items were found: ritual vessels with sculptured figurines along the rim, ceramic strainers, miniature two-part stone articles perhaps associated with phallic cults, more than 30 miniature columns (some with caps), bone tubes with exaggeratedly large engraved eyes, a marble mace-head in the form of a bull's head, a stone amulet in the form of a camel with engraved scenes of tauromachy and a typical Assyrian hunting scene, ceremonial copper axes, engraved seals, and amulets whose decorations reflect the general idea of the struggle between Good and Evil (Sarianidi 1990).