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hom·i·ly / ˈhäməlē/ • n. (pl. -lies) a religious discourse that is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction; a sermon. ∎  a tedious moralizing discourse: she delivered her homily about the need for patience. DERIVATIVES: hom·i·list / -list/ n. ORIGIN: late Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin homilia, from Greek, ‘discourse, conversation’ (in ecclesiastical use, ‘sermon’), from homilos ‘crowd.’

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homily XIV. ME. omelie — OF. omelie (mod. homélie) — ecclL. homīlia — Gr. homīlíā intercourse, discourse, (eccl.) sermon, f. hómīlos crowd, f. homoū together + ilē crowd, troop; see -Y3. Finally assim. to the L. form in XVI.
So homiletic XVII. — late L. — Gr. homīlētikós, f. homīlētós, vbl. adj. of homīleîn consort or hold converse with.

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homily (hŏm´əlē), type of oral religious instruction delivered to a church congregation. In the patristic period through the Middle Ages the focus of the homily was on the explanation and application of texts read or sung during the celebration of the liturgy. Works of literature giving moral advice are also called homilies. Ælfric wrote many homilies.

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