Meaning of tautegorical in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtɔːtɪˈɡɒrɪkl/


  • Of a symbol (usually in mythology or religion): signifying only itself, as opposed to representing or standing for something else; existing to draw attention to its own existence; (also) of or relating to this kind of symbolism.

    Chiefly associated with Coleridge and the German philosopher Friedrich Schelling (1775–1854).


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From tauto- + -egorical.