from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Literature dealing with the lives of saints.
- n. A collection of sacred writings.
- n. An authoritative list of saints.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. literature dealing with the lives of saints
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of literature which treats of the lives and legends of the saints; the list and legends of the saints, and, by extension, of popular heroes.
- n. A history or description of the sacred writings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The gifts are not brought by Santa Claus Nicholas who in the Hellenic hagiology is the patron saint of sailors.
You might want to expand your hagiology with the holy father.
The curious thing is that in that tale the prophet is aided by one of the few women who play much part in the hagiology of Islam.
There were uncomfortable saints in Cadfael's hagiology, whom he personally would have consigned to a less reverend status, but whose aggravating rectitude he could not deny.
Until fairly recently the history of Catholicism in Elizabethan and Jacobean England was conceived largely in terms of hagiology.
The Elizabethans did not waste time on detailed discussions of hagiology and doctrine.
Here the ordinary copies stop in forty-seven volumes, for the evil days of the Jesuits were coming on, and the new literary oligarchy, where Voltaire, Montesquieu, and D'Alembert held sway, had not been propitious to hagiology.
There is no doubt that the saints of Irish origin supply by far the more important portion of our hagiology.
If all hagiology were under a general suspicion of the fabulous, Irish history was known to be a luxuriant preserve of fables, and these causes of dubiety being multiplied by each other in the mind, it seemed almost impossible to obtain a hearing for the new voice.
Bollandists have achieved, and hence the great value of the services of the book clubs to hagiology.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.