chronicle

[kron-i-kuhl]
noun
1.
a chronological record of events; a history.
verb (used with object), chronicled, chronicling.
2.
to record in or as in a chronicle.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English cronicle < Anglo-French, variant, with -le -ule, of Old French cronique < Medieval Latin cronica (feminine singular), Latin chronica (neuter plural) < Greek chroniká annals, chronology; see chronic

chronicler, noun
unchronicled, adjective


2. recount, relate, narrate, report.
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chronicle (ˈkrɒnɪkəl)
 
n
1.  a record or register of events in chronological order
 
vb
2.  (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
 
[C14: from Anglo-French cronicle, via Latin chronica (pl), from Greek khronika annals, from khronikos relating to time; see chronic]
 
'chronicler
 
n

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chronicle
c.1300, from O.Fr. chronique, from L. chronica, from Gk. khronika (biblia) "(books of) annals," neut. pl. of khronikos "of time." The verb is from c.1440.
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chronicle

a usually continuous historical account of events arranged in order of time without analysis or interpretation. Examples of such accounts date from Greek and Roman times, but the best-known chronicles were written or compiled in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. These were composed in prose or verse, and, in addition to providing valuable information about the period they covered, they were used as sources by William Shakespeare and other playwrights. Examples include the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain), Andrew of Wyntoun's Orygynale Cronykil, and Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande. The word is from the Middle English cronicle, which is thought to have been ultimately derived from the Greek chronos, "time."

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Example sentences
Thus, this genealogical detective story also becomes part memoir, part family
  chronicle and part history lesson.
Collectively, these addresses chronicle the course of this country from its
  earliest days to the present.
But the story of his life must be admitted to be in its externals a painful and
  somewhat sordid chronicle.
Most superhero stories chronicle the rise of heroes above their humanity.
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