prosopography

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin prosōpographia (description of a person’s appearance; description of an individual’s life), from the Ancient Greek πρόσωπον (prósōpon, face, person) + -γρᾰφῐ́ᾱ (-graphíā, writing, drawing). See also prosopon.

Noun[edit]

prosopography (plural prosopographies)

  1. a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships