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Meaning of "hagiographic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAGIOGRAPHIC

hagiographic  [ˌhæɡɪəˈɡræfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAGIOGRAPHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hagiographic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HAGIOGRAPHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hagiographic

Hagiography

A hagiography /ˌhæɡiˈɒɡrəfi/ is a biography of a saint or an ecclesiastical leader. Christian hagiographies focus on the lives, and notably the miracles of men and women canonized by the Roman Catholic church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox churches, and the Church of the East. Other religions such as Buddhism, Islam and Sikhism also create and maintain hagiographical texts concerning saints, gurus and other individuals believed to be imbued with sacred power. Hagiographic works, particularly those of the Middle Ages, can often incorporate a valuable record of institutional and local history, and evidence of popular cults, customs, and traditions. However, when referring to modern, non-ecclesiastical works, the term "hagiography" is often used as a pejorative reference to biographies and histories whose authors are perceived to be uncritical or reverential to their subject.

Definition of hagiographic in the English dictionary

The first definition of hagiographic in the dictionary is of or relating to the writing of the lives of the saints. Other definition of hagiographic is of or relating to biography of the saints. Hagiographic is also of or relating to any biography that idealizes or idolizes its subject.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HAGIOGRAPHIC


bibliographic
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈɡræfɪk
biographic
ˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪk
chromatographic
ˌkrəʊmətəˈɡræfɪk
crystallographic
ˌkrɪstələʊˈɡræfɪk
demographic
ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk
electrocardiographic
ɪˌlektrəʊˌkɑ:dɪəʊˈɡræfɪk
ethnographic
ˌɛθnəˈɡræfɪk
graphic
ˈɡræfɪk
holographic
ˌhɒləˈɡræfɪk
hydrographic
ˌhaɪdrəˈɡræfɪk
iconographic
aɪˌkɒnəˈɡræfɪk
oceanographic
ˌəʊʃənəˈɡræfɪk
orthographic
ˌɔːθəʊˈɡræfɪk
phonographic
ˌfəʊnəˈɡræfɪk
photographic
ˌfəʊtəˈɡræfɪk
pornographic
ˌpɔːnəˈɡræfɪk
radiographic
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈɡræfɪk
reprographic
ˌriːprəˈɡræfɪk
topographic
ˌtɒpəˈɡræfɪk
typographic
ˌtaɪpəˈɡræfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAGIOGRAPHIC

hagiarchies
hagiarchy
hagiocracies
hagiocracy
Hagiographa
hagiographer
hagiographical
hagiographies
hagiographist
hagiography
hagiolater
hagiolatrous
hagiolatry
hagiologic
hagiological
hagiologies
hagiologist
hagiology
hagioscope
hagioscopic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAGIOGRAPHIC

autobiographic
autographic
autoradiographic
calligraphic
cartographic
catastrophic
edaphic
electroencephalographic
electrophotographic
geographic
lithographic
petrographic
photolithographic
physiographic
polygraphic
stenographic
stereographic
stratigraphic
telegraphic
thermographic
tomographic

Synonyms and antonyms of hagiographic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hagiographic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAGIOGRAPHIC

Find out the translation of hagiographic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hagiographic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hagiographic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

理想化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hagiográfico
570 millions of speakers

English

hagiographic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

hagiographic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كتب المناقب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

агиографической
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hagiográfica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hagiographic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hagiographique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hagiographic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hagiographischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

聖人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

hagiographic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hagiographic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hagiographic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hagiographic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ह्योगोग्राफिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dinsel bir mesaj
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

agiografica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hagiograficzna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

агиографической
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hagiografic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγιογραφημένη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hagiografisch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hagiografisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hagiographic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hagiographic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAGIOGRAPHIC»

The term «hagiographic» is normally little used and occupies the 126.020 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAGIOGRAPHIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hagiographic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hagiographic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hagiographic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAGIOGRAPHIC»

Discover the use of hagiographic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hagiographic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Lady as Saint: A Collection of French Hagiographic ...
Cazelles argues that the violence in these stories demonstrates the sacrificial import of the portrayals.
Brigitte Cazelles, 1991
2
Original Buddhist Sources: A Reader
Hagiographic literature is common in virtually all religious traditions with a substantial body of literature. Hagiographic literature functions as a testimonial record of a person undertaking a religious quest. These accounts are not neutral and ...
Carl Olson, 2005
3
The Latin Dossier of Anastasius the Persian: Hagiographic ...
Another method of preparing readings for the Office was to extract material from existing texts without revision, and collect them in a hagiographic lectionary.49 The dossier of Anastasius provides particular examples of this method of ...
Carmela Vircillo Franklin, 2004
4
Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender : Male and Female ...
Brown's hagiographic research, which does not adhere to a rigorously defined and applied methodology as Delehaye's does, derives cogency from the application of the social sciences to the literature pertaining to saints and their cults.13 ...
Department of Classics and History University of Alberta John Kitchen Visiting Assistant Professor, Edmonton, 1998
5
Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: D-Ha
Hagiography The Vita of a saint can be either a part of a larger hagiographic collection (e.g. the Gddld sdma'tat) or an autonomous work; and be transmitted, in manuscripts, either by itself or with a few other relevant pieces such as a homily in ...
Siegbert Uhlig, 2005
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The Novel in Antiquity
Hagiographic Novels Hagiography, writings about saints, became one of the most important literary genres of the middle ages. The collective concept covers books of very different kinds, popular or ultra-literary, fictitious or factual; this mirrors ...
Tomas Hägg, 1991
7
Holy Men and Holy Women: Old English Prose Saints' Lives and ...
instability of hagiographic texts in the Middle Ages. Each recension represents a different interpretation of the inherited legend, and to speak of the life or passion of a particular saint becomes meaningless in the light of the textual variety ...
Paul E. Szarmach, 1996
8
Religious Origins of Nations?: The Christian Communities of ...
19' Rosenqvist, The Hagiographic Dossier, p. 116,49—51 (2). See also Rosenqvist, The Hagiographic Dossier, p. 152,633, 'By these noble words of the noble Evgenios the duke Lysias was struck in hearing and mind and heart as by a flash of ...
R. B. ter Haar Romeny, 2010
9
Encyclopaedia Judaica, Volume 9:
additions, the dominant hagiographic motif in these cycles is the supernatural knowledge of Luria, and not the miracles he performed. Luria's greatest pupil, R. Hayyim *Vital, unlike his teacher, did not leave it to later generations to write and to ...
Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum, 2007
10
St. Magnús of Orkney: A Scandinavian Martyr-Cult in Context
Hákon may reflect his reliance on a now lost Hákonardrápa ('Lay of Hákon'),11 or even a separate saga about him.12 Einar Ól. Sveinsson argued that the author of OS had been influenced by a hagiographic work on St Magnús. He drew ...
Haki Antonsson, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAGIOGRAPHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hagiographic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Royal weddings, contorted athletes and lonely landscapes: how …
These early images tend to be hagiographic, with subjects often surrounded by visible signs of their wealth. Raja Deen Dayal. Maharaja Bhan ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
2
Rowland: Sanders and Aiken, together
But sprinkled among the hagiographic photographs of flannel-clad maple sugarers with teams of draft horses was the occasional smart article ... «Rutland Herald, Jul 15»
3
Do We Live in a Christian America? Not Quite
A spate of hagiographic books celebrated his life and described him as a Scriptural literalist, a man whose every action was divinely inspired. «RH Reality Check, Jul 15»
4
Georgetown's Elliott Colla Misses Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood
... poem (which concerns Egyptian state repression) Colla included in his presentation, he still has a hagiographic view of the "Arab Spring. «Campus Watch, Jul 15»
5
'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Returns to Theaters
This is not a hagiographic portrait of the poster-boy of grunge but, rather, a deep-dive into a tormented mind. It's a great documentary about an ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
6
When Bernie Sanders interviewed a Republican senator for …
But sprinkled among the hagiographic photographs of flannel-clad maple sugarers with teams of draft horses was the occasional smart article ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
7
Anthony Kennedy's Dignity Jurisprudence Is Great for Same-Sex …
it is distressing to read such a hagiographic description of marriage, one that is completely divested from reality. Marriage—that transcendent ... «RH Reality Check, Jul 15»
8
Tab Hunter, Out of the Hollywood Closet and in His Own Words
A loving, mostly hagiographic documentary, "Tab Hunter Confidential" takes us through his career in Hollywood and as a top-of-the-charts pop ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
9
Something to sing about in Pappano musical film
... though a few dissenting voices would have enlightened this hagiographic tribute to a director who was responsible for such self-consciously ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
10
'Last Flight' one of the best reviewed books in memory
... almost hagiographic reception for any novel than for Mt. Airy author Daniel Torday's “The Last Flight of Poxl West,” released in mid-March of ... «Chestnut Hill Local, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hagiographic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hagiographic>. Jul 2020 ».
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