Saturday, November 12, 2016
My Dictionary; Word of the Day
adj. / adv. (mo-tef-e-shee-al) primarily derived from the 19th century French "motif" - a repeated design or pattern. Secondarily derived from the Egyptian Heiratic "mut" and the Semitic "mot". Ref. Latin morte - death.
The process of morphological transformation engaged by symbolically altering one's appearance through the utilization of some sort of costume, uniform or device, particularly of a military nature.
As in, "By donning his uniform, the warrior morphed from a man of regular appearance and qualities to a faceless instrument of warfare. In this his form became overtly acquiescent in regard to the motificial symbology of morphological transformation. He was no longer a man, but a machine."