or hag·i·og·ra·phist

[hag-ee-og-ruh-fer, hey-jee-]


one of the writers of the Hagiographa.
a writer of lives of the saints; hagiologist.

Origin of hagiographer

1650–60; < Greek hagiógraph(os) + -er1
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  • With this end of glorification in view the hagiographer is prepared to swallow everything and record anything.

  • Such a claim is natural to the hagiographer; yet there lies behind it a certain truth.


    Evelyn Underhill

British Dictionary definitions for hagiographer




a person who writes about the lives of the saints
one of the writers of the Hagiographa
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