theology

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