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heortology

[hee-awr-tol-uh-jee] /ˌhi ɔrˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar.
Origin of heortology
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek heort() a feast, festival + -o- + -logy
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Contemporary definitions for heortology
noun

the study of religious feasts, festivals, and seasons, esp. their growth, history, and meaning

Word Origin

Greek heorte 'festival, feast'

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Word Origin and History for heortology
n.

"study of religious feasts and calendars," 1900, from Greek heorte "feast" + -ology. The immediate source of the English word is in French or German.

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