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doxology

Definition:

a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

doxologies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"hymn of praise", from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ecclesiastical Greek...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Doxology

a short hymn of praises to God in various Christian worship services, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns. The tradition derives from a similar practice in the Jewish synagogue, where some version of the Kaddish serves to terminate... (42 of 1972 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Doxology

Britannica Encyclopedia:

doxology [religion]

an expression of praise to God. In Christian worship there are three common doxologies: 1. The greater doxology, or Gloria in Excelsis, is the Gloria ... (25 of 367 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/170553​/doxology

Collins Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God (12 of 264 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/doxology

New World Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

a hymn of praise to God; specifically, | the "greater doxology", which begins Gloria in excelsis Deo (glory to God in the highest) | the "lesser ... (24 of 72 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doxology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

doxology | Old Hundred

formulaic ascription of praise to God, encountered in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. The best-known doxologies of the Christian church are ... (21 of 69 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0816034​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural] | doxological [derived]

a liturgical formula of praise to God (7 of 58 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/doxology

American Heritage Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural] | doxological [adjective, related] | doxologically [adverb, related]

An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service. (18 of 51 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doxology

Merriam-Webster:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

a usually liturgical expression of praise to God (8 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/doxology

Random House Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural] | the Doxology [sense-specific]

a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God. | "the Doxology": the metrical formula beginning "Praise God from whom all ... (24 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/doxology

Wiktionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service. (18 of 19 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/doxology

Cambridge Dictionary:

anthem

a song which has special importance for a particular group of people, an organization or a country, often sung on a special occasion | a short ... (25 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/anthem

Macmillan British Dictionary:

anthem [countable] | anthems [plural]

the official song of a particular country or organization that people sing on special occasions | a song that is important to a particular group of ... (25 of 63 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/anthem

Encarta Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

in Christian religious services, a hymn, prayer, or formula of worship in praise of God (15 of 56 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861606326​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

doxology

First use: 1640s

Origin: "hymn of praise", from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ecclesiastical Greek doxologia "praise, glory", from doxologos "praising, ... (17 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=doxology

Wiktionary:

doxology

Origin: Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ancient Greek δοξολογία (doksologia, "a praising"), from δοξολόγος (doksologos, "giving or uttering praise"), from δόξα (doksa, "glory, honor,... (22 of 29 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/doxology

New World Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

Origin: ecclesiastical Medieval Latin doxologia from ecclesiastical Classical Greek, a praising from doxologos, giving praise from doxa, ... (16 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doxology

American Heritage Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek doxologiā, praise: doxa, glory, honor (from dokein, to seem; see dek- in Indo-European roots) + -logiā, -logy.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doxology

Merriam-Webster:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

First use: about 1645

Origin: Medieval Latin doxologia, from Late Greek, from Greek doxa opinion, glory (from dokein to seem, seem good) + -logia -logy

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/doxology

Oxford Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: medieval Latin from Greek doxologia, from doxa "appearance, glory" (from dokein "seem") + -logia (see "-logy")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/doxology

Collins Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/doxology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Encarta Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: medieval Latin doxologia "science of opinion" from Greek doxa "opinion"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861606326​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Doxology

Audio: "Gloria Patri"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Doxology

Collins Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "doxology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "doxology"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/doxology

the Free Dictionary:

doxology

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "doxology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "doxology"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "doxology" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/doxology

Google Dictionary:

doxology | doxologies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "doxology"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

doxology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "doxology"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=doxolo​01 word=doxology

YourDictionary Audio:

doxology

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "doxology" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/doxology

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