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Meaning of "hagiographies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAGIOGRAPHIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAGIOGRAPHIES

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Hagiographies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HAGIOGRAPHIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAGIOGRAPHIES

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAGIOGRAPHIES

atrophies
autobiographies
autographies
bibliographies
biographies
chorographies
dittographies
furphies
geographies
haplographies
herniorrhaphies
hierarchies
hypertrophies
iconographies
murphies
nomographies
orthographies
philosophies
pyrographies
topographies
trophies

Synonyms and antonyms of hagiographies in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «hagiographies» into 25 languages

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圣徒传
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hagiografías
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hagiographies
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hagiographies
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hagiographies
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агиографии
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hagiografias
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hagiographies
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hagiographies
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Hagiografi
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Hagiographien
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hagiographies
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hagiographies
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Hagiographies
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hagiographies
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hagiographies
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स्मृतीगणित
75 millions of speakers

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hagiographies
70 millions of speakers

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agiografie
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hagiographies
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агіографії
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hagiographies
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αγιογραφίες
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hagiografieë
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hagiographies
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hagiographies
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Trends of use of hagiographies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAGIOGRAPHIES»

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAGIOGRAPHIES»

Discover the use of hagiographies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hagiographies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fading Light of Advaita Acarya: Three Hagiographies
Manring provides a detailed introduction to these texts, as well as remarkably faithful translations of Haricarana Dasa's Advaita Mangala, Laudiya Krsnadasa's Balya-lila-sutra, and Isana Nagara's Advaita Prakasa.
Rebecca J. Manring, 2011
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The Hagiographies of Anantadas: The Bhakti Poets of North India
This critical study of Anantadas 'biographies' of 15th and 16th century bhakti poets gives a broad spectrum of the linguistic and morphlogical variants and reveals the process of oral and scribal transmission which allowed sectarian ...
Winnand Callewaert, 2013
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Tendentious Hagiographies: Jewish Propagandist Fiction BCE
An exploration of the intention and purpose of ten Jewish texts composed between the 8th and mid-2nd century BCE.
Michael Chyutin, 2012
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Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography And ...
Having examined the contents of the hagiographies of Hui-neng for their structures and models of the life, and considered the afterlife in the relics, I now shift my attention to the formation of the hagiographies as documents. If hagiographies ...
John J. Jørgensen, 2005
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One Lifetime, Many Lives: The Experience of Modern Hindu ...
Analysis of the earliest hagiographies of Swami Rama Tirtha, his autohagiographical writings, and the 1989 RJC has suggested that the nature of the reporting of experience (the hagiographer's own as well as others') is a significant factor in ...
Robin Rinehart, 1999
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Tibetan Renaissance
The social forms were distinct from the specific needs of the time and community, and the hagiographies represent consistently emerging sacred personas for their protagonists. Moreover, siddha hagiographies in particular are best examined ...
Ronald M. Davidson, 2007
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To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth: A Translation and Study ...
GROUP. A: Earliest-Attested. Hagiographies. Al. Bo He $*P Version i Bo He, styled Zhongli It ?t , was a native of Liaodong. ' He entered the Earth's Lungs Mountains2 to serve |Dong Feng. Dong Feng transmitted to him methods of circulating ...
Robert Ford Campany, 2002
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Popular Literature and Pre-modern Societies in South Asia
16. Legends,. Hagiographies. and. Sufism. in. North-Eastern. India. During. the. Pre-Colonial. Period. F.A. Qadri It was in ad 1205 that the first Muslims arrived in Assam, the northeastern extremity of the Indian subcontinent. The region had ...
Surinder Singh, I. D. Gaur, 2008
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The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa
Hagiographies can serve multiple functions. As stories of "complete liberation" ( mam thar), hagiographies depict the life of a saint as both an exemplar and object of veneration.40 As such, the genre of hagiography is specifically meant to  ...
‎2003
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Among the Luminaries in Assam: A Study of Assamese Biography
And this chapter would, of course, cover the verse biographies alone, verse being the earlier medium of our hagiographies of this period. The hagiographies of this period can be divided into three groups, viz., the caritas of the two gurus, ...
Anjali Sarma, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAGIOGRAPHIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hagiographies is used in the context of the following news items.
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Particle physics: Inside the Rad Lab
... this tale — but the book looked heavy, at least in the gravitational sense, and I am not a fan of hagiographies. However, I was soon gripped. «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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Russian economic winds blow cold in Chinese border town
... macho image and willingness to confront Washington, with a cottage industry dedicated to producing hagiographies of the Russian leader. «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Porous divide
Set in the context of the period when numerous hagiographies, such as tazkira and malfuzat, were being written, the authors argue that there ... «Frontline, Jul 15»
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By the side of the 'First Muslim'
I knew about the Prophet from the beginning of my life, had read about him in elementary books of theology, not to forget a few hagiographies ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Review: 'Amy,' an Intimate Diary of Amy Winehouse's Rise and …
... tougher and more interesting than the usual official biographies-hagiographies. Universal also provided Mr. Kapadia complete access to her ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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And Now For Something Completely Different
More hagiographies of Marco Rubio. More whining about how white people can't use the N-word. More blog posts about Jonah Goldberg's dog ... «Mother Jones, Jun 15»
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All the World's a Half-Built Dam
Somehow I do not recall Rajmohan Gandhi having a similar problem with any of the veritable mountain of Gandhian hagiographies that exist in ... «Economic and Political Weekly, Jun 15»
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Wal-Mart does so much wrong, but the shame is that none of it is …
A Kerkorian autobiography would have made an infinitely more interesting read than the self-serving ghosted hagiographies that most ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
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Mihir S Sharma: Our own histories
Thus, we seek out sanitised hagiographies of the Leaders of the Freedom Movement, which make us feel good about ourselves; or we read ... «Business Standard, Jun 15»
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When 'the total man' becomes a woman
On YouTube you can find a TV clip of Jenner from the Games. It's one of those ABC-TV hagiographies depicting the athlete as mythic figure. «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»

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