noun; analogy
One who studies angels. The character in the play is seeing angels and humorously comments on this oddity by making up an occupation for his habit.
I’ve never met an angelologist before.
Etymology : angel + ologist This word is created through analogy. Many words include ologist, such as paleontologist, oncologist, and many others. Similarly, one who studies angels would be an angelologist.
Source : Angels in America, T. Kushner, page 194)
Last modified: 10 June 2008