epistolary

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Etymology[edit]

1650s, from French épistolaire, from Latin *epistolarium, from epistola (letter) (English epistle) + -arium,[1] from Ancient Greek ἐπιστολή (epistolḗ) from ἐπιστέλλω (epistéllō, I send a message) from ἐπί (epí, upon) + στέλλω (stéllō, I prepare, send).

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epistolary (comparative more epistolary, superlative most epistolary)

  1. Of or relating to letters, or the writing of letters.
  2. Carried on by written correspondence.
    an epistolary relationship
  3. In the manner of written correspondence.
    epistolary style
    an epistolary novel

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Noun[edit]

epistolary (plural epistolaries)

  1. (Christianity) A Christian liturgical book containing set readings for church services from the New Testament Epistles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ epistolary” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.