martyrology
noun Date: 1599 1. a catalog of Roman Catholic martyrs and saints arranged by the dates of their feasts 2. ecclesiastical history treating the lives and sufferings of martyrs

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  • Martyrology — • By martyrology is understood a catalogue of martyrs and saints arranged according to the order of their feasts, i. e., according to the calendar Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Martyrology     Martyrology …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Martyrology — Mar tyr*ol o*gy, n.; pl. { gies}. [Martyr + logy.] A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs. Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • martyrology — 1590s, a native formation from MARTYR (Cf. martyr) (n.) + OLOGY (Cf. ology), or else from Church L. martyrologium, from Eccles. Gk. martyrologicon …   Etymology dictionary

  • martyrology — [märt΄ər äl′ə jē] n. pl. martyrologies [ML martyrologium < LGr martyrologion: see MARTYR & LOGY] 1. a list of martyrs 2. a historical account of religious martyrs, esp. Christian martyrs 3. such accounts collectively 4. the branch of eccle …   English World dictionary

  • Martyrology — This article is about the Martyrology in Catholicism. For the document of the same name in Judaism, see Martyrology (Judaism). A martyrology is a catalogue or list of martyrs (or, more precisely, of saints), arranged in the calendar order of… …   Wikipedia

  • martyrology — martyrological /mahr teuhr euh loj i keuhl/, martyrologic, adj. martyrologist, n. /mahr teuh rol euh jee/, n., pl. martyrologies. 1. the branch of knowledge dealing with the lives of martyrs. 2. a history of martyrs. 3. such histories… …   Universalium

  • martyrology — noun a) A catalogue or list of martyrs (or, more precisely, of saints), arranged in the order of their anniversaries. b) The story of the deaths of several famous Rabbis (including Rabbi Akiva) by Romans, read both on Yom Kippur and Tisha bAv.… …   Wiktionary

  • martyrology — study of martyrs Ecclesiastical Terms Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • martyrology — noun (plural martyrologies) 1》 the study of the lives of martyrs. 2》 a list or register of martyrs. Derivatives martyrological adjective martyrologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • martyrology — mar·tyr·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

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