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homily Explained

homily at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


homily at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1386, from O.Fr. omelie (12c.), from Church L. homilia "a homily, sermon," from Gk. homilia "conversation, discourse," used in N.T. Gk. for "sermon," from homilos "a crowd," from homou "together" + ile "troop" (cognate with Skt. melah "assembly," L. miles "soldier"). Hence homiletic, from Gk. homiletikos "of conversation, affable," from homelein "associate with," from homilos. ///

homily at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural homilies [C] // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: omilie, from Greek homilia 'conversation']//
1 formal advice about how to behave that is often unwanted:
2 literary a speech given as part of a Christian church ceremony:

homily at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "homily":
article, assignment, causerie, chalk talk, descant, discourse,
discussion, disquisition, dissertation, essay, etude, examination,
excursus, exercise, exposition, feature, first approach, harangue,
homework, instruction, introductory study, lecture,
lecture-demonstration, lesson, lucubration, memoir, monograph,
moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, morceau, note,
object lesson, outline, pandect, paper, paragraph, piece,
preachification, preaching, preachment, prelection,
preliminary study, prolegomenon, recital, recitation,
religious discourse, research paper, screed, sermon, sermonette,
set task, sketch, skull session, special article, study, survey,
talk, task, teaching, term paper, theme, thesis, tract, tractate,
travelogue, treatise, treatment

homily at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Dissertation): dissertation, treatise, essay, thesis, theme, monograph, tract, memoir, disquisition, lecture, sermon, homily, commentary, review, critique, criticism, article, essay, study, explication de texte .

[N] (Rite): preaching, preachment, predication, sermon, homily, lecture, mass, pastoral.

homily at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural homilies) noun
(formal, often disapproving) a speech or piece of writing giving advice on the correct way to behave, etc:
She delivered a homily on the virtues of family life. * I don't need a little homily from him about how to lead my life.

Homily at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Homily \Hom"i*ly\, n.; pl. {Homilies}. [LL. homilia, Gr. ?
communion, assembly, converse, sermon, fr. ? an assembly, fr.
? same; cf. ? together, and ? crowd, cf. ? to press: cf. F.
hom['e]lie. See {Same}.]
1. A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a
serious discourse. --Shak.

2. A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral
point, or on the conduct of life.

As I have heard my father Deal out in his long
homilies. --Byron.

{Book of Homilies}. A collection of authorized, printed
sermons, to be read by ministers in churches, esp. one
issued in the time of Edward VI., and a second, issued in
the reign of Elizabeth; -- both books being certified to
contain a ``godly and wholesome doctrine.''

homily at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a sermon on a moral or religious topic [syn: {preachment}]

homily at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ὁμιλία||conversation; sermon||lang=grc.


* Inter: a » Canada Inter: IPA » /ˈhɑməli/
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈhɒm.ɪ.li/
  • Inter: audio » en-ca-synth-homily.ogg|CA synth

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    Inter: en-noun » homilies
  • A sermon, especially concerning a practical matter.
    1. A moralizing lecture.
    2. A platitude.


      Inter: trans-top » sermon

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|քարոզ|tr=kʿaroz|sc=Armn
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|saarna
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homélie|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Homilie|f
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|homilio

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|homilia|f
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|homilia|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|проповедь|m|tr=própovedʼ |sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|searmon|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|homilía|f

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