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n. pl. ef·fi·giesIdiom:
1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
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.]
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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]
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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.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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noun likeness, figure, image, model, guy, carving, representation, statue, icon, idol, dummy, statuette An effigy of her was being burned in the town square.
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effigy[ˈefɪdʒɪ] N → efigie f
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effigy[ˈɛfɪdʒi] n → effigie f
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effigy[ˈɛfɪdʒɪ] n → effigie f
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a likeness of a person, animal etc (in wood, stone etc). effigies of Buddha. afbeeldsel, beeltenis صورَه (على خَشَب ، حَجَر) изображение efígie zpodobení das Abbild statue ομοίωμαefigie kujutis تندیس؛ آدمک ihmishahmo effigieצלם, דמות प्रतिमा slika kép(más) tiruan eftirmynd; stytta effigie, effige 彫像 조상(彫像) atvaizdas, iškamša, skulptūra (kokā, akmenī veidots) attēls; veidols patung Buddha beeltenisbilde, statuepodobizna څېره يا مجسمه چې يوه سړى ته ورته كښل شوى يا جوړه شوى وى څيره، بڼه efígie efigie изображение; чучело obraz, postava, figúra podoba figura avbildning, figur, docka รูปปั้น kukla, model 肖像 зображення انسانی مجسمہ hình vẽ; hình nộm 肖像
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