hagiotherapy etymology

English word hagiotherapy comes from English hagio- (Forming compound words pertaining to saints.), English therapy

Detailed word origin of hagiotherapy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hagio- English (eng) Forming compound words pertaining to saints.
therapy English (eng) (intransitive, rare) To undergo a therapy.. (transitive, rare) To treat with a therapy. Attempted remediation of a health problem following a diagnosis, usually synonymous with treatment.. Healing power or quality.. Specifically, psychotherapy.
hagiotherapy English (eng) The medieval practice of using religious relics, prayers, pilgrimages, etc. in an attempt to alleviate sickness.

Words with the same origin as hagiotherapy

Descendants of hagio-
hagiarchy hagiocracy hagiolater hagiolatry hagiomania hagiophobia hagioscope