Bullfighting (in classical times)

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  • Tauromachy — Tau*rom a*chy, n. [Gr. tayromachi a; tay^ros bull + ma chh fight.] Bullfighting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tauromachy — (from Greek ταυρομαχία tauromachia , bull fight , from ταύρος tauros , bull + μάχη machē , battle, fight ) is a name for the cultural ritual of Bullfighting and also for the iconic central action of Mithras, the savior god of Mithraism. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • tauromachy — [tô räm′ə kē] n. [Gr tauromachia, bullfight < tauros, bull (see TAURUS) + machē, a battle] literary term for BULLFIGHTING …   English World dictionary

  • tauromachy — tauromachian /tawr euh may kee euhn/, adj. /taw rom euh kee/, n. the art or technique of bullfighting. [1840 50; ( < Sp tauromaquia) < Gk tauromachía. See TAURO , MACHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tauromachy — bullfighting Fighting and Combat …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tauromachy — [tɔ: rɒməki] noun (plural tauromachies) rare bullfighting or a bullfight. Derivatives tauromachian adjective tauromachic adjective Origin C19: from Gk tauromakhia, from tauros bull + makhē battle …   English new terms dictionary

  • tauromachy — n. Bull fighting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tauromachy — tau·rom·a·chy …   English syllables

  • tauromachy — /tɔˈrɒməki/ (say taw romuhkee) noun the art or practice of bullfighting. {Greek tauromachia} …  

  • tauromachy — n. (pl. ies) archaic 1 a bullfight. 2 bullfighting. Etymology: Gk tauromakhia f. tauros bull + makhe fight …   Useful english dictionary

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