noun noun: physiognomy; plural noun: physiognomies

  1. a person's facial features or expression, especially when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin. "friends began to notice a change in his physiognomy"

  2. the supposed art of judging character from facial characteristics. "a world where physiognomy was a respected practice"

  • the general form or appearance of something. "the physiognomy of the landscape"

Origin late Middle English: from Old French phisonomie, via medieval Latin from Greek phusiognōmonia ‘judging of a man's nature (by his features)’, based on gnōmōn ‘a judge, interpreter’.

13 views0 comments

© 2023 by The Book Lover. Proudly created with Wix.com

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now