Definition of hagiology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhaɡēˈäləjē/
Pronunciation: /ˌhāɡēˈäləjē/


Literature dealing with the lives and legends of saints.
Example sentences
  • The hagiology from which he has benefited in the last 50 years suggests that he may well have been right.
  • He immediately emphasized the theoretical and practical significance of hagiology as a science, as well as the parish priest's book at the first of its kind in our country.
  • She succeeded in portraying truthfully - without debunking, but also without hagiology - good men and women.



Pronunciation: /ˌhaɡēəˈläjəkəl/ Pronunciation: /ˌhāɡēə-/
Example sentences
  • Loving, non-critical support could reinstate this hagiological chess figure to his former glory and put the royal game back in the media's crosshairs.
  • The record of the passion of St. Perpetua, St. Felicity and their companions is one of the greatest hagiological treasures that have come down to us.
  • The program included concerts of classical and Byzantine music, meetings of Byzantine choirs inside the church and a hagiological convention.


Pronunciation: /ˌhaɡēˈäləjəst/ Pronunciation: /ˌhāɡēˈäləjəst/ Pronunciation: /ˌhäɡēˈäləjəst/
Example sentences
  • The extravagance of all that the hagiologists claimed for him now seemed to make him a fraud.
  • The oldest hagiologists often describe at length the veneration in which they were held, and its manifestations, without indicating the manner in which it began.
  • These first two books were attempts to rescue two famous but quite different men from historical falsification, from the hagiologists in one case and from the demonologists in the other.

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Syllabification: hag·i·ol·o·gy

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