One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Christian Church. A body or collection of lives or legends of the saints; specifically a book of readings from saints' lives, often used as lessons during church services, a lectionary.
2A body or system of myths, legends, stories, etc., concerning or relating to a particular fictional world; a work containing this.
Mid 19th century. From post-classical Latin legendarium collection of saints' lives.
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