[ hee-awr-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌhi ɔrˈtɒl ə dʒi /


the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar.

Nearby words

  1. hentoff,
  2. henty,
  3. henty, george alfred,
  4. henze,
  5. henze, hans werner,
  6. hep,
  7. hep a,
  8. hepa,
  9. hepar,
  10. heparin

Origin of heortology

1900–05; < Greek heort(ḗ) a feast, festival + -o- + -logy

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Word Origin and History for heortology



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper