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hag·i·og·ra·phy

 (hăg′ē-ŏg′rə-fē, hā′jē-)
n. pl. hag·i·og·ra·phies
1.
a. The writing of the lives of saints.
b. A biography of a saint.
2.
a. The writing of an admiring or idealized biography.
b. An admiring or idealized biography.

hag′i·og′raph·er n.
hag′i·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), hag′i·o·graph′i·cal adj.

hagiographer

(ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə) or

hagiographist

n
1. (Theology) a person who writes about the lives of the saints
2. (Theology) one of the writers of the Hagiographa

hag•i•og•ra•pher

(ˌhæg iˈɒg rə fər, ˌheɪ dʒi-)

also hag`i•og′ra•phist,



n.
1. one of the writers of the Hagiographa.
2. a writer of lives of the saints; hagiologist.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hagiographer - the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography
biographer - someone who writes an account of a person's life
Translations

hagiographer

[ˌhægɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] Nhagiógrafo/a m/f

hagiographer

n (lit, fig)Hagiograf(in) m(f)
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