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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἅγιος ‎(hágios, holy) + -γραφία ‎(-graphía, writing).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhæɡiˈɒɡrəfi/, /ˌheɪdʒiˈɒɡrəfi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhæɡiˈɒɡrəfi/

NounEdit

hagiography ‎(countable and uncountable, plural hagiographies)

  1. (uncountable) The study of saints.
  2. (countable) A biography of a saint.
  3. (countable) A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
  4. (pejorative) A biography which is uncritically supportive of its subject, often including embellishments or propaganda.

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