[hahy-uh-rol-uh-jee, hahy-rol-]


literature or learning regarding sacred things.
hagiological literature or learning.

Origin of hierology

First recorded in 1830–40; hiero- + -logy
Related formshi·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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noun plural -gies

sacred literature
a biography of a saint
Derived Formshierologic (ˌhaɪərəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hierological, adjectivehierologist, noun
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