Etymology
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hagiology (n.)

"branch of literature consisting of saints' lives and legends," 1807, from hagio- "holy" + -ology. Related: Hagiologist (1805).

updated on May 09, 2015

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Definitions of hagiology from WordNet

hagiology (n.)
literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints;
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