Agriology
Agriology Ag`ri*ol"o*gy ([a^]g`r[i^]*[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. ? wild, savage + -logy.] Description or comparative study of the customs of savage or uncivilized tribes. [1913 Webster]

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  • agriology — (n.) study of prehistoric human customs, 1878, from agrio , from Gk. agrios wild, lit. living in the fields, from agros field (see ACRE (Cf. acre)) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Agriologist (n.), 1875 …   Etymology dictionary

  • agriology — [ag΄rē äl′ə jē] n. [< Gr agrios, wild < agros, field (see ACRE) + LOGY] the study of the customs of nonliterate peoples whose culture is marked by a simple technology …   English World dictionary

  • agriology — agriological /ag ree euh loj i keuhl/, adj. agriologist, n. /ag ree ol euh jee/, n. the comparative study of nonliterate cultures. [1875 80; < Gk ágrio(s) uncultivated, wild (agr(ós) field + ios adj. suffix) + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • agriology — noun The comparative study of primitive, illiterate or savage cultures …   Wiktionary

  • agriology — the comparative study of primitive peoples Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • agriology — ag·ri·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • agriology —   n. study of customs of primitive peoples …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • agriology — ˌagrēˈäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: agrio + logy : the comparative study of the customs of nonliterate peoples …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agriologist — Ag ri*ol o*gist ([a^]g r[i^]*[o^]l [ o]*j[i^]st), n. One versed or engaged in agriology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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