Doxology meaning

dŏk-sŏlə-jē
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An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.
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A hymn of praise to God.
  • The greater doxology, which (in Latin) begins Gloria in excelsis Deo (glory to God in the highest).
  • The lesser doxology, which (in Latin) begins Gloria Patri (glory to the Father).
  • A hymn beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”.
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An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.
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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."

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Origin of doxology

  • Medieval Latin doxologia from Greek doxologiā praise doxa glory, honor (from dokein to seem dek- in Indo-European roots) logos saying –logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary