[hee-awr-tol-uh-jee] /ˌhi ɔrˈtɒl ə dʒi/
the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar.
the study of religious feasts, festivals, and seasons, esp. their growth, history, and meaning
Greek heorte ‘festival, feast’
“study of religious feasts and calendars,” 1900, from Greek heorte “feast” + -ology. The immediate source of the English word is in French or German.
[hep] /hɛp/ adjective, Older Slang. 1. 4 . [huht, huhp, hep] /hʌt, hʌp, hɛp/ interjection 1. one (used in counting cadence while marching). /hɛp/ adjective hepper, heppest 1. (slang) an earlier word for hip4 /hɛp/ noun (informal) 1. short for hepatitis “aware, up-to-date,” first recorded 1908 in “Saturday Evening Post,” but said to be underworld […]
[hep-uh] /ˈhɛp ə/ adjective 1. noting or using an air filter composed of a mat of dense fibers arranged in folds, designed according to federal standards to trap at least 99.97% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns in diameter: HEPA vacuums and air purifiers. 1. hamster egg penetration assay 2. high-efficiency particulate accumulator 3. high-efficiency […]
[hep] /hɛp/ noun 1. .
n. metallic sulfide, 1690s, from Medieval Latin, from Greek hepar “liver” (see hepatitis); so called for its color. hepar he·par (hē’pär’) n. pl. he·pat·a (hĭ-pāt’ə) The liver.