grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia
(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)
As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.
Hagiographa refers to the last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets.
It consists of the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and the Chronicles.
2. A writer of biographies that treat their subjects with a great deal of reverence.
3. A writer of the Hebrew Bible; such as, a writer of the Hagiographa.
4. Someone who writes praising and flattering things about a person; as if that person were a saint.
2. Relating to a biography of a saint.
3. Characterized by a biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
A hagiographical account of an individual saint can constitute a vita, or a brief biography.
2. Saints’ lives as a branch of literature or legend.
3. A biography that idealizes or idolizes a person; especially, someone who is a saint: "Hagiography is a written document or book that treats its subject with considerable reverence."