- , iconophoric, meta-iconophorAn iconophor is an image whose first distinctive feature consists of the letter which begins the name of its referent. "Iconophoric" is the adjectival form. A meta-iconophor is an image whose first distinctive feature consists of the letter which begins the name of a referent that is connoted, not denoted by the image.
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Iconophor — Etymologically, iconophor comes from Greek, meaning bearer or transporter (...phor) of image (ikono..). It seems that it was used formerly in Byzantine Christianity, to define an icon bearer , in a direct or symbolic sense. In graphic and print… … Wikipedia