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hierology

[ hahy-uh-rol-uh-jee, hahy-rol- ]
/ ˌhaɪ əˈrɒl ə dʒi, haɪˈrɒl- /
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noun
literature or learning regarding sacred things.
hagiological literature or learning.
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Origin of hierology

First recorded in 1830–40; hiero- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM hierology

hi·er·o·log·ic [hahy-er-uh-loj-ik, hahy-ruh-], /ˌhaɪ ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌhaɪ rə-/, hi·er·o·log·i·cal, adjectivehi·er·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hierology

hierology
/ (ˌhaɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies
sacred literature
a biography of a saint

Derived forms of hierology

hierologic (ˌhaɪərəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hierological, adjectivehierologist, noun
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