Hagiography meaning

hăgē-ŏgrə-fē, hājē-
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A biography or biographical writing that idealizes its subject.
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A book or writing, or an assemblage of these, about the lives of saints.
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Such books or writings as a field of study.
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(uncountable) The study of saints.
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(countable) A biography of a saint.
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(countable) A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
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(pejorative) A biography which is uncritically supportive of its subject, often including embellishments or propaganda.
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Origin of hagiography

  • From Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hagios, “holy”) + -γραφία (-graphia, “writing”).

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