Ennealogy vs Decalogy - What's the difference?

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Ennealogy is a related term of decalogy.


As nouns the difference between ennealogy and decalogy

is that ennealogy is a speech or treatise consisting of nine parts or chapters; any work in nine parts (compare trilogy (3-part), tetralogy (4-part), etc) while decalogy is # a set of ten works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as ten individual works they are commonly found in literature, film, or video games.

ennealogy

English

Noun

(ennealogies)
  • A speech or treatise consisting of nine parts or chapters; any work in nine parts (compare trilogy (3-part), tetralogy (4-part), etc.).
  • * 1992 , Andrew Lawrence Markus (English quoter), August Pfizmaier (German author), “Über den Text eines japanischen Drama’s” (1870), page 115, quoted in The Willow in Autumn: Ry?tei Tanehiko, 1783-1842 , Harvard University Asia Center, ISBN 978-0-674-95351-2, page 76:
  • These works […] appear, upon closer scrutiny, to be dramatic, and are actually the seventh and eighth parts of an “ennealogy ” (as it were), perhaps “polylogy,” for dramas in Japan frequently are protracted to such lengths.
  • * 2009 , Roger Cooke, “ Review of Naming Infinity ”, page 11:
  • *2011 , Ralph Raab, The Tamerlane Trap , iUniverse, page 1
  • *:Of course, nobody in their right mind would want to commit to an octalogy, ennealogy , or decalogy—or even more!— unless you were a fan of, say, Lemony Snicket
  • decalogy

    English

    Noun

    (decalogies)
  • # A set of ten works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as ten individual works. They are commonly found in literature, film, or video games.