the scientific study of the Shroud of Turin
the scientific study of the Shroud of Turin.
From: Collins English Dictionary: Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819
- the study of the shroud that the body of Christ is thought to have been wrapped in
- The study of the Shroud of Turin.
1965–70; < It sindon(e) the shroud in which Christ was interred (< Gk (NT) sindṓn winding sheet, Gk: muslin sheet; cf. sindon) + -o- + -logy
- study of holy shroud
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3624753.stm (BBC news article on the Turin Shroud)
the study of fabric artifacts, especially the supposed burial shroud of Christ. — sindonologist, n.
See also: Christ
However: Merriam-Webster’s doesn’t have sindonology yet. Neither does the grand poobah of dictionaries, Oxford, which can find room for selfie (a photograph that one has taken of oneself). Selfie was just named Oxford’s Word of the Year leading me to wonder if some sindonologist’s, Antonacci and Jackson for instance, or Rogers, might call the image on the shroud a selfie.