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proper noun
  1. (Judaism) The fourth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar.
Taoism Tweet Definition of Taoism Like Definition of Taoism on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a Chinese mystical philosophy traditionally founded by Lao-tzu in the 6th century B.C. that teaches conformity to the Tao by unassertive action and simplicity
  2. a religion developed from Taoist philosophy and folk and Buddhist religion and concerned with obtaining long life and good fortune often by magical means
tapas Tweet Definition of tapas Like Definition of tapas on Facebook
noun
  1. Variety of small food items or snacks originally served with sherry.
taqlid Tweet Definition of taqlid Like Definition of taqlid on Facebook
noun
  1. (Islam) Conformity to traditional legal decisions in Shari'a jurisprudence.
  • 2000: Muslims must not imagine that their sole duty was , the emulation of a jurist. " Karen Armstrong, The Battle for God (Harper 2004, p. 128)
theurgy Tweet Definition of theurgy Like Definition of theurgy on Facebook
noun (theurgies, -)
  1. A supernatural intervention in human affairs.
  2. The performance of miracles.
  3. The technique of persuading a god to do something.
tilak Tweet Definition of tilak Like Definition of tilak on Facebook
noun
  1. a mark or symbol worn on the forehead by Hindus, ornamentally or as an indication of status
  • 2001: I wore these spots of shine and silver like tilaks, the marks of colour that we Hindus wear on our foreheads as symbols of the divine. " Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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