noun Etymology: Greek hymnologia singing of hymns, from hymnos + -logia -logy Date: circa 1638 1. hymnody 2. the study of hymns

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  • Hymnology — Hym*nol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? hymn + logy: cf. F. hymnologie.] 1. The hymns or sacred lyrics composed by authors of a particular country or period; as, the hymnology of the eighteenth century; also, the collective body of hymns used by any particular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hymnology — is the scholarly study of religious song, or the hymn, in its many aspects, with particular focus on choral and song. It may be more or less clearly distinguished from hymnody , the creation and practice of such song. Hymnologists, such as John D …   Wikipedia

  • hymnology — [him näl′ə jē] n. [ML hymnologia, praise in song < Gr: see HYMN & LOGY] 1. the study of hymns, their history, use, etc. 2. the writing or composition of hymns 3. HYMNODY (sense 2) hymnologist n …   English World dictionary

  • hymnology — hymnologic /him nl oj ik/, hymnological, adj. hymnologically, adv. hymnologist, n. /him nol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc. 2. the composition of hymns. 3. hymns collectively. [1630 40; HYMN + …   Universalium

  • hymnology — noun The study of hymns; hymnody …   Wiktionary

  • hymnology — study of hymns Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hymnology — [hɪm nɒlədʒi] noun the study or composition of hymns. Derivatives hymnological adjective hymnologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • hymnology — hym·nol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • hymnology —  Гимнология …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • hymnology — hym•nol•o•gy [[t]hɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. 1) mad the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc 2) mad hymnody • Etymology: 1630–40 hym•nol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

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