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[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
Word Origin

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.


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