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heortology

[hee-awr-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar.
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Origin of heortology

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