Complete Definition of "hagiography"

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was wotd|2006|March|23
English

Etymology
From Gr. term|scGrek|άγιοÏ|trhagios||holy + term|scGrek|-γÏαÏία|tr-graphy||writing.

Pronunciation
a|US IPA|/ËheɪdÊiËÉgrÉfi/;
a|GB IPA|/ËhægiËÉgrÉfi/

Noun
en-noun|hagiograph|ies

  1. A biography of a saint.
  2. A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
  3. context|by extension A tactic adopted in Stalinist Russia to increase the popularity and power of Lenin.

Translations
trans-top|biography of a saint
Danish: hagiografi c
Dutch: hagiografie f
French: hagiographie f
German: Lebensbeschreibung der Heiligen f
Italian: agiografía f
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Russian: агиогÑаÑÐ¸Ñ (agiográfija) f, жиÑÐ¸Ð¹Ð½Ð°Ñ Ð»Ð¸ÑеÑаÑÑÑа (žitíjnaja literatúra) f
Spanish: hagiografía f
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