Martyrology



[mahr-tuh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌmɑr təˈrɒl ə dʒi/

noun, plural martyrologies.
1.
the branch of knowledge dealing with the lives of martyrs.
2.
a history of martyrs.
3.
such histories collectively.
4.
a list of martyrs.
/ˌmɑːtəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
an official list of martyrs
2.
(Christianity) the study of the lives of the martyrs
3.
a historical account of the lives of martyrs
n.

1590s, a native formation from martyr (n.) + -ology, or else from Church Latin martyrologium, from Ecclesiastical Greek martyrologicon.

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