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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HYMNOL'OGY, n. A collection of hymns.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Greek hymnologia singing of hymns, from hymnos + -logia -logy Date: circa 1638 1. hymnody 2. the study of hymns

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 the composition or study of hymns. 2 hymns collectively. Derivatives: hymnologist n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hymnology Hym*nol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? hymn + -logy: cf. F. hymnologie.] 1. The hymns or sacred lyrics composed by authors of a particular country or period; as, the hymnology of the eighteenth century; also, the collective body of hymns used by any particular church or religious body; as, the Anglican hymnology. 2. A knowledge of hymns; a treatise on hymns.



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