- (gnosticism) A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.
- A form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds (or most preferably the white rooster or cockerel) pecking at grain that the diviner has scattered on the ground.
- The Belladonna Lilly
noun (amphorae, pl2=amphoras)
- (countable) A two handled jar with a narrow neck that was used in ancient times to store or carry wine or oils.
- a chief magistrate of ancient Athens
- 1980: Hated by the archons of Athens for his fearless condemnation of municipal graft, he was hypocritically arraigned on a charge of corrupting Athenian youth. (Burgess, Earthly Powers)
- a ruler, head of state or other leader
- 1922: But neither the midwife"s lore nor the caudlectures saved him from the archons of Sinn Fein and their noggin of hemlock. (Joyce, Ulysses)
- (gnosticism) a supernatural being subordinate to the Demiurge
- An enclosed area, often outdoor, for the presentation of sporting events or other spectacular events; earthen area, often oval, specifically for rodeos (N. America) or circular area for bullfights (esp. Hispanic America).
- A large crowd filled the seats of the arena.
- The building housing such an area.
- The arena is grey with white beams.
- (Ancient Rome) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held.
- The gladiators entered the arena.
- (Metaphorically) A place where important political or other events unfold.
- The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.