Mariology

[ mair-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the body of belief, doctrine, and opinion concerning the Virgin Mary.
the study of the person and nature of the Virgin Mary, especially in reference to her role in the incarnation of God in Christ.

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Origin of Mariology

First recorded in 1855–60; Mary + -o- + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for mariology

Mariology

Maryology

/ (ˌmɛərɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

RC Church the study of the traditions and doctrines concerning the Virgin Mary

Derived forms of Mariology

Mariologist or Maryologist, noun
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