prosopography

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noun pros·o·pog·ra·phy \ˌprä-sə-ˈpä-grə-fē\

Definition of prosopography

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

prosopographical

play \-pə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of prosopography

New Latin prosopographia, from Greek prosōpon person + -graphia -graphy


First Known Use: 1929


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