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  • noun Plural form of eikon.


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  • They celebrated it by attacking the houses of the rich, and committed so many excesses that the priests made a procession with the eikons.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen

  • An army was collected and marched toward Moscow, with bishops and monks carrying holy eikons at the head; at Iaroslaf they were reënforced by other troops.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen

  • After many genuflexions before sacred eikons, he promised to restore Russia's (p.  280) prestige by dictating terms of peace in Tokyo.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen

  • Millions upon millions of his image, in the form of charms, were worn like the _eikons_ of the Greek church.

    The Mark of the Beast Sidney Watson

  • We spent most of the afternoon wandering through the fair, and buying _eikons_, &c. It was a wonderful place.

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson) Stuart Dodgson Collingwood 1903

  • No man did injustice to his neighbor, for fair play and an even chance were gods in the eyes of all, eikons above each pinon-burning hearth in all that valley of content.

    Heart's Desire Emerson Hough 1890

  • Further on, some very poor soldiers, in sheepskin doublets and leathern hose, were kneeling together before a sort of rough screen, on which were hung images painted in the manner of Greek eikons.

    Via Crucis 1881

  • _eikons_ (likenesses) "of the Beast," were held before the eyes of the passing soul, as the crucifix was held, (in the old days before the destruction of the older ecclesiastical systems,) before the eyes of the dying Romanist and Ritualist.

    The Mark of the Beast Sidney Watson


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