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Oct 19, 2017This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms
This week’s words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Literature dealing with the lives of saints or other venerated figures.
From Greek hagio- (holy) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1807.
“The artist, apparently more skilled in glass than in hagiology, had placed a halo over the father’s head and canonised him by mistake.”
George Bellairs; The Crime at Halfpenny Bridge; Open Road; 2014.
See more usage examples of hagiology in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Life is mostly froth and bubble, / Two things stand like stone, / Kindness in another's trouble, / Courage in your own. -Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet (19 Oct 1833-1870)
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