Dictionary of Symbols - P

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A useful and comprehensive dictionary of Symbols. Facts, definitions and worksheets! An easy way to learn about a huge variety of different symbols. Did you know that Peals are symbolic of purity and beauty but they also symbolise the tears of the gods? or that the peacock is thought to be a symbol of the sun?

Symbols can mean different things to different people. A black cat for example is considered good luck in Japan whereas most European countries consider a black cat to be a sign of impending bad luck. Depending on the cultural context, a symbol might have several different meanings. It is therefore important to consider the culture and religion of a person when trying to establish the symbolism of a particular item, animal, bird, colour, flower or tree!

Dictionary of Symbols - Letter P - List of Terms
A useful and comprehensive dictionary of symbols. The following are just a selection of the thousands of symbols used throughout the world. Depending on whether you religious or not, certain symbols will have a deep significance to you.

Dictionary of Symbols - P

Dictionary of Symbols Meaning
Palm Tree This is a symbol of honour, fame, and victory; increase of wealth, love, and marriage
Pampas Grass This is a sign that you will make a pathetic endeavour to find happiness in a life which is cast in a somewhat dreary lot
Pansy This flower is a symbol of understanding, modesty, and contentment; it is also a pleasant indication of faithful friends and happy days
Peacock A sign of the acquisition of property; a prosperous and happy marriage; with other signs, an unfortunate friendship
Pearl The pearl is a symbol of perfection and beauty and often used as a symbol of femininity. In mythology, pearls were said to be the tears of the gods
Pelican This bird is a symbol of loneliness, separation, and yearning for the unattainable; if it is flying you will receive news from those who are far away in isolated parts of the world
Penguin This strange bird indicates interesting news of expeditions and discoveries in the northern regions
Peonies You will probably be called upon to make a decision of much importance before another summer is past; broken peonies predict that you may possibly throw away your chance of happiness by coming to a wrong conclusion
Pheasant Good fortune; new friends; if flying, speedy and propitious news
Pig The pig is symbolic of courage. In some cultures however including Islam and Judaism, the pig is the most unclean of all the animals. Followers of the muslim faith are forbidden to eat pork or any products made from the pig.
Pigeons These show reconciliation with someone dear to you from whom you have been estranged; if flying, important and pleasant news is on its way; if stationary, delay in the arrival of important news
Pine Trees The Pine Tree is symbolic of happiness followed by an aftermath of regret
Pluto The planet Pluto rules the zodiac sign of Scorpio and symbolic of powerful forces. Pluto was named after the Roman god of the underworld
Poppy This flower is significant of a pleasant occurrence in the early summer. The Poppy is symbolic of the sleep of death and this is used all over the world as a tribute to those killed in wars. Remembrance day poppies and wreaths made from poppies are laid at memorials to the war dead all over the world on remembrance day, 11th November
Puffin This bird denotes timidity and a desire for solitude; if flying, news from abroad
Purple The color Purple is a regal color and is symbolic of wealth

Dictionary of Symbols - Facts
Dictionary of Symbols Facts....Did you know...

Symbols Dictionary - Fact One

Pearl is symbolic of beauty. Some however consider pearls to be tears of the gods and feel that wearing them will bring them sadness

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Two

Passover is a Jewish festival and symbolises how the angel of death flew over the Israelites. The traditional meal is called 'Seder' and each of the foods eaten is hugely symbolic. Salt Water symbolises the tears that the Jews shed when they spend long years as captives. Lamb symbolises the lams that were killed in the first Passover. Matzah is a flat bread and symbolises the speed at which the Israelites had to leave Egypt. The symbols 'Pesach' are displayed in the centre of the plate, 'Pesach' is Hebrew for Passover

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Three

The planet Jupiter is symbolic of exploration and is associated with the liver. The planet Jupiter also rules the zodiac signs of Pisces and Sagittarius

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Four

A sign can be described as an indicator, a clue, hint, reminder, gesture or a cue. A sign used by a brand is known as a trademark. Signs refer to objects in a more literal way, such as pointing something out or standing for something

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Five

The study of symbols and signs is called symbology!

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Six

The @ or 'at' sign on the keyboard is one of the most popular and familiar modern symbols!

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Seven

A symbol can be as simple as a single character or a number

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Eight

Many symbols have deep religious and spiritual significance such as the fish, the secret Christian sign

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Nine

Each day we see thousands of different symbols from road signs to keyboard symbols!

Symbols Dictionary - Fact Ten

Pictograms, Ideograms, Trademarks, Hallmarks, Logos, Monograms, Coat of Arms, Abbreviations and Phonograms are all examples of symbols!

Dictionary of Symbols - Tattoos
Symbols are a great choice for tattoos. Looking for inspiration for a unique tattoo design? Why not choose a symbol or incorporate a selection of symbols into your own unique design? Browse through our selection of images in the symbol dictionary and check out the meaning and symbolism of each one.

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Discover the vast selection of pictures and videos which relate to this useful dictionary of symbols and illustrate the different symbols that we encounter in everyday life. A useful dictionary of symbols. Find out the definition of a variety of different symbols. What is the significance of each one? A dictionary containing lots of useful information and facts for anyone with an interest in symbology! All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone!

 

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