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agriology

[ag-ree-ol-uh-jee] /ˌæg riˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the comparative study of nonliterate cultures.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek ágrio(s) uncultivated, wild (agr(ós) field + -ios adj. suffix) + -logy
Related forms
agriological
[ag-ree-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæg ri əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
agriologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for agriological

agriology

n.

study of prehistoric human customs, 1878, from agrio-, from Greek agrios "wild," literally "living in the fields," from agros "field" (see acre) + -logy. Related: Agriologist (n.), 1875.

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