Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Five mutually connected parts or principles; a pentad; specifically, a fivefold classification; the doctrine of the fivefoldness of the universe.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte, "five") + λόγος (lógos, "word, story"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The 19-disc set will, of course, comprise the Dirty Harry pentalogy, as well as his Oscar-festooned works like Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

    Warner Bros goes ahead and makes your day with a Clint Eastwood box set | EW.com

  • I think the pentalogy (sp?) is becoming the new trilogy, especially with the news of the upcoming Spider-Man films.

    Universal Secures Exclusive Rights for Jason Bourne’s Future | /Film

  • A world famous "questioning" disciple of Sri Aurobindo has accomplished a superhuman feat by rewriting the Master's magnum opus as "The Lives Divine" - a pentalogy.

    The Lives Divine

  • I managed to find an old copy of The Stainless Rat's Revenge for £2 in my local Oxfam, always a good place to find sci-fi and fantasy novels, though you'd be lucky to find a complete series and often have to start a trilogy or pentalogy with the second book.

    SFX

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