heortology

noun

he·​or·​tol·​o·​gy
ˌhēˌȯ(r)ˈtäləjē
plural -es
: a study of religious calendars
especially : a study of the history and the meaning of the seasons and festivals of the church year

Word History

Etymology

Greek heortē feast + English -o- + -logy

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“Heortology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heortology. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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