prosopography

noun pros·o·pog·ra·phy \ ˌprä-sə-ˈpä-grə-fē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prosopography

: a study that identifies and relates a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context

prosopographical

play \ˌprä-pə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of prosopography

borrowed from German Prosopographie, borrowed from New Latin prosopographia "description of an individual's personal appearance," from Greek prósōpon "face, mask, role, person" + New Latin -graphia -graphy — more at prosopopoeia


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