Definition of legendarium in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlɛdʒ(ə)nˈdɛːrɪəm/


  • 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.

    Recorded earliest in extended use.

  • 2A body or system of myths, legends, stories, etc., concerning or relating to a particular fictional world; a work containing this.

    Originally and chiefly in or with reference to the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien.


Mid 19th century. From post-classical Latin legendarium collection of saints' lives.