Hym*nol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. hymn + -logy: cf. F. hymnologie.]
The hymns or sacred lyrics composed by authors of a particular country or period; as, the hymnology of the eighteenth century; also, the collective body of hymns used by any particular church or religious body; as, the Anglican hymnology.
A knowledge of hymns; a treatise on hymns.
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