- the singing of hymns
- hymns collectively
Origin of hymnodyMedieval Latin hymnodia ; from Classical Greek hymnoidia: see hymn and amp; ode
- The singing of hymns.
- The composing or writing of hymns.
- The hymns of a particular period or church.
Origin of hymnodyMedieval Latin hymnōdia, from Greek humnōidiā : humnos, hymn + ōidē, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural hymnodies)
From Old French hymnodie, from Latin hymnodia, from Ancient Greek ὑμνῳδία (humnōidia), from ὑμνῳδέω (humnōideō, “I sing a hymn”), from ὕμνος (humnos, “song of praise”) + ἀείδω (aeidō, “I sing”).