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hymnology

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Pronunciation: /hɪmˈnɒlədʒi
 
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Definition of hymnology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The study or composition of hymns.
Example sentences
  • Few folk have any knowledge of, or interest in, the rich tradition of hymnology represented by people like Watts, Wesley, Newton and Toplady.
  • Presidential speeches are even misusing both scripture and hymnology by changing their meaning for the purposes of American power.
  • His illustrative material is widely drawn; and of particularly note is his rich use of hymnology.

Origin

mid 17th century: originally from Greek humnologia 'hymn-singing', the early sense until the mid 19th century.

Derivatives

hymnological

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In effect they are expressing in hymnological language what was the burden of Moses' prayer in Exodus 32-33.
  • I've used the Zahn set in some hymnological research projects: it's 100 years old, but it's thorough.
  • The amount of hymnological material is huge and highly diversified, but it is always inspiring and beautiful.

hymnologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Most hymnologists, musicologists, and church musicians never even ask the question about where tunes come from.
  • Great Church hymn writers and hymnologists composed deep and inspired hymns from the holy scripture.
  • This site hopes to reach out to hymn experts, hymnologists, or anyone with an appreciation for sacred music.

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