theology

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: thē-ŏl'ə-jē, IPA(key): /θi.ˈɒ.lə.dʒi/
  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English theologie (noun), from Middle French theologie (noun), from Old French theologie (noun), from Latin theologia (noun), from Koine Greek θεολογία (theología, adv), from θεολόγος (theológos, adj), from θεό- (theó-, god), combining form of θεός (theós) + λογ- (log-, to speak), combining form of λέγειν (légein). Surface analysis is theo- +‎ -logy.[1][2][3][4]

Noun[edit]

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theology (usually uncountable, plural theologies)

  1. (uncountable) The study of God, or a god, or gods, and the truthfulness of religion in general.
  2. (countable) An organized method of interpreting spiritual works and beliefs into practical form.
  3. (uncountable, computing, slang) Subjective marginal details.
    • 1986 December 9, Jim Seymour, “In plain English”, PC Mag, volume 5, number 21, Ziff Davis, ISSN 0888-8507, page 96: 
      While those folks are caught up in theological arguments about LISP versus PROLOG, []
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:theology.

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  1. ^ theologie” in the Dictionnaires d’autrefois
  2. ^ theologie” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  3. ^ "Theology", Walter W. Skeat, ed., An etymological dictionary of the English language, New ed., Oxford: The Clarendon press, 1910. p. 640. OCLC 582746570.
  4. ^ theology, n.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 2015-03-19.
  • theology in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • theology, n.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 2015-03-19.
  • "Theology", Walter W. Skeat, ed., An etymological dictionary of the English language, New ed., Oxford: The Clarendon press, 1910. p. 640. OCLC 582746570.
  • "theology" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.

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