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doxology

[dok-sol-uh-jee] /dɒkˈsɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural doxologies.
1.
a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
2.
the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”.
Origin of doxology
1640-1650
1640-50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, equivalent to doxo- (combining form of dóxa honor, glory) + -logia -logy
Related forms
doxological
[dok-suh-log-i-kuh l] /ˌdɒk səˈlɒg ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
doxologically, adverb
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doxology

/dɒkˈsɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
Derived Forms
doxological (ˌdɒksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
doxologically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy
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Word Origin and History for doxology
n.

"hymn of praise," 1640s, from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ecclesiastical Greek doxologia "praise, glory," from doxologos "praising, glorifying," from doxa "glory, praise" (from dokein "to seem good;" see decent) + logos "a speaking" (see lecture (n.)).

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