Definition of Hymnology

1. n. The hymns or sacred lyrics composed by authors of a particular country or period; as, the hymnology of the eighteenth century; also, the collective body of hymns used by any particular church or religious body; as, the Anglican hymnology.



Definition of Hymnology

1. Noun. The study of hymns; hymnody ¹

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Definition of Hymnology

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Medical Definition of Hymnology

1. 1. The hymns or sacred lyrics composed by authors of a particular country or period; as, the hymnology of the eighteenth century; also, the collective body of hymns used by any particular church or religious body; as, the Anglican hymnology. 2. A knowledge of hymns; a treatise on hymns. Origin: Gr. Hymn: cf. F. Hymnologie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymnology

hymnist
hymnists
hymnless
hymnlike
hymnodic
hymnodies
hymnodist
hymnodists
hymnody
hymnographer
hymnographers
hymnography
hymnologies
hymnologist
hymnologists
hymnology (current term)
hymns
hymnsheet
hymnsheets
hympne
hympnes
hynagogic
hynde
hyndes
hyndreste
hyo-
hyobranchial cleft
hyoepiglottic
hyoepiglottic ligament
hyoepiglottidean

Literary usage of Hymnology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books by Alice Bertha Kroeger, American Library Association, Isadore Gilbert Mudge (1917)
"hymnology Julian, John. Dictionary of hymnology setting forth the origin and history ... Articles on subjects in hymnology, hymn writers and separate hymns, ..."

2. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1870)
"The evidence is abundant that spiritual life is evoked from our hymnology only BO far as it is personally appropriated to the spiritual wants of the ..."

3. Books in General: By Solomon Eagle [pseud.] by John Collings Squire (1920)
"The Humours of hymnology THERE was once an amusing article on the humours of hymnology in the New Witness. It was written by Mr. TM Pope and he had ..."

4. Hymns and Choirs: Or, The Matter and the Manner of the Service of Song in by Austin Phelps, Edwards Amasa Park, Daniel Little Furber (1860)
"hymnology Historic. Such a manual must therefore be pervaded by a historic spirit. ... It is a signal fact that the history of hymnology and the history of ..."

5. The Methodist Review (1848)
"Methodist hymnology; comprehending Notices of the Poetical Works of John and ... In the year following a small volume, entitled, " Wesleyan hymnology; or, ..."

6. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1859)
"hymnology. [JAN. And when the millions of Asia shall again hear the gospel ... hymnology.1 A GOOD Hymn Book must be a good manual of religious experience. ..."

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