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[hag-ee-uh-skohp, hey-jee-] /ˈhæg i əˌskoʊp, ˈheɪ dʒi-/
squint (def 13).
Origin of hagioscope
First recorded in 1830-40; hagio- + -scope
Related forms
[hag-uh-skop-ik, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg əˈskɒp ɪk, ˌheɪ dʒi-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for hagioscope
Historical Examples
  • There is a somewhat similar, but not so good, hagioscope at Cury.

    The Cornish Coast (South) Charles G. Harper
  • It has a church, built about 1250, with a gabled tower and with a hagioscope in the chancel.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • The hagioscope in the chancel appears as a window in the outer wall.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • The rest of the fabric has undergone restoration, though it retains a hagioscope and two piscinas.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Traces of fresco remain under the panelling, and the chaplains room with its hagioscope for the altar is on the east.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • A low side window near the southwest corner has been variously described as a confessional, a hagioscope, and a leper window.

    Seaward Sussex Edric Holmes
  • More probably the hagioscope was intended to be used by the watcher at the sepulchre.

  • In the west wall is a hagioscope, and from a room next the chapel a newel staircase led to the priest's room on the floor above.

  • The visitor will notice the ancient font; also a hagioscope and holy water stoup.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for hagioscope


(architect) another name for squint (sense 6)
Derived Forms
hagioscopic (ˌhæɡɪəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
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