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tau•ro•bo•li•um



Pronunciation: (tôr"u-bō'lē-um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/taurobolium.html on line 75 [key]
n.,
pl. -li•aPronunciation: (-lē-u). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/taurobolium.html on line 91 [key]

1. the sacrifice of a bull, followed by the baptism of neophytes in the blood, as practiced in the ancient rites of Mithras or Cybele.
2. Fine Arts.a representation of the killing of a bull, as in Mithraic art.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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