doxology[däks äl′ə jē]
- The definition of a doxology is a Christian song of praise which is sung as part of a worship service.
An example of a doxology is the song "Praise God from whom all blessing flow."
A doxology in a hymn book.
- the , which begins Gloria in excelsis Deo (glory to God in the highest)
- the , which begins Gloria Patri (glory to the Father)
- a hymn beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”
Origin of doxologyEcclesiastical Medieval Latin doxologia ; from Ecclesiastical Greek a praising ; from doxologos, giving praise ; from doxa, praise, opinion ; from dokein, to seem (see decent) + -logia, -logy
Origin of doxologyMedieval Latin doxologia, from Greek doxologiā, praise : doxa, glory, honor (from dokein, to seem; see dek- in Indo-European roots) + logos, saying; see –logy.
From Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ancient Greek δοξολογία (doksologia, “a praising”), from δοξολόγος (doksologos, “giving or uttering praise”), from δόξα (doksa, “glory, honor, repute”), from δοκεῖν (dokein, “to think, expect”).