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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: depictus, past participle of depingere, from pingere 'to paint'

depict

verb
     
de‧pict [transitive] formal
to describe something or someone in writing or speech, or to show them in a painting, picture etc:
a book depicting life in pre-revolutionary Russia
depict somebody/something as something
The god is depicted as a bird with a human head.
depiction noun [uncountable and countable]

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