Meaning of iconodule in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌɪkənə(ʊ)ˈdjuːl/


  • A person who favours the veneration of religious icons (especially as contrasted historically with an iconoclast).

    ‘In the last years of the eighth century an iconodule party was in power, and the ruler was a woman, the Empress Irene, who had achieved her position by having her son, the Emperor Constantine VI, blinded.’
    • ‘Theodore of Studion was a leading inconodule in this phase of the controversy.’