Hymnody meaning

hĭmnə-dē
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Hymns collectively.
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The singing of hymns.
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The singing of hymns.
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The composing or writing of hymns.
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The hymns of a particular period or church.
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(countable) The hymns of a particular church or of a particular time.
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(uncountable) The writing, composing, or singing of hymns or psalms.
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Origin of hymnody

  • Medieval Latin hymnōdia from Greek humnōidiā humnos hymn ōidē song wed-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary