Symbol (from σύν and βάλλω, to throw together, i.e. by comparison), an abstract or compendium, a sign or representation of something moral, by the figures or-properties of natural things. Heice symbols are of various kinds, as hieroglyphics, types, enigmas, parables, fables, etc. (q.v. severally). See Lancaster, Dict. of Scripture Symbols; Bicheno, Symbolical Vocabulary, in his Signs of the Times; Faber, On the Prophecies; Jones [W.], Works, vol. 4; Wemyss, Clavis Symbolica; Mills, Sac. Symbology (Edinb. 1853); Fairbairn, Typol. of Script.; Brit. and For. Evan. Rev. 1843, p. 395. SEE SYMBOLISM.

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