Definition of Hierodules

1. Noun. (plural of hierodule) ¹



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Definition of Hierodules

1. hierodule [n] - See also: hierodule

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hierodules

hierarchy
hierarchy of terms
hieratic
hieratic script
hieratical
hieratically
hieratite
hiermartyr
hiermartyrs
hiero-
hierocracies
hierocracy
hierocrat
hierocrats
hierodule
hierodules (current term)
hieroglyph
hieroglyphed
hieroglyphic
hieroglyphical
hieroglyphically
hieroglyphick
hieroglyphics
hieroglyphist
hieroglyphists
hieroglyphs
hierogram
hierogrammatic
hierogrammatist
hierogrammatists

Literary usage of Hierodules

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1. Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters by Claude Hermann Walter Johns (1904)
"Let the hierodules come with them. For the sustenance of the goddesses embark food, drink, sheep, ship's furniture, and travelling expenses for the ..."

2. Tammuz and Ishtar: A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology by Stephen Langdon (1914)
"8 An incantation represents her with her harlots: ' To the hierodules • she took her ... her hierodules arranged in order.'' A letter of the famous king ..."

3. The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity by William Linn Westermann (1955)
"... that is, official head of the district " and lord over the hierodules inhabiting the city [of Comana] except for the right to sell them. ..."

4. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"A distinction may be made between priestesses proper and maidens (hierodules) consecrated to such a deity as Aphrodite Pandemos; Solon's erection of a ..."

5. The Christian Tradition and Its Verification by Terrot Reaveley Glover (1913)
"Perhaps human sacrifices no longer continued in his day; the point is doubtful; but the shrines of Aphrodite still kept harlots, hierodules, whose service ..."

6. Guide to the Cairo Museum by Gaston Maspero (1906)
"Only a very small number of priestly functions was reserved for women. They were chiefly prophetesses or hierodules of Maut, and superiors of the ..."

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