Hagiographa

Ha`gi*og"ra*pha

(h`g*g"r*f or h`j*g"r*f), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. "agio`grafa (sc. bibli`a), fr. "agio`grafos written by inspiration; "a`gios sacred, holy + gra`fein to write.] 1. The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, comprising Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles, or that portion of the Old Testament not contained in the Law (Tora) and the Prophets (Nevi'im) -- it is also called in Hebrew the Ketuvim. Together with the Tora and Nevi'im, it comprises the Hebrew Bible, which is called in Hebrew the Tanach, a vocalization of the first letters of its three parts.
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2. (R. C. Ch.) The lives of the saints. Brande & C.
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