Definition of Hagiographa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhaɡēˈäɡrəfə/ Pronunciation: /ˌhāɡē-/

plural noun

The books of the Bible comprising the last of the three major divisions of the Hebrew scriptures, other than the Law and the Prophets. The books of the Hagiographa are: Ruth, Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Daniel, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. Also called the Writings (see writing).
Example sentences
  • This book is ranked by the Jews in that division of their Bible called the Hagiographa (Hebrew: Khethubim).


Via late Latin from Greek.

Words that rhyme with Hagiographa

autobiographer, bibliographer, biographer, cartographer, choreographer, cinematographer, crystallographer, geographer, hagiographer, iconographer, lexicographer, lithographer, oceanographer, palaeographer (US paleographer), photographer, pornographer, radiographer, stenographer, topographer, typographer

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Syllabification: Hag·i·og·ra·pha

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