martyrology

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

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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 — [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 of Usuard —     Martyrology of Usuard     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Martyrology of Usuard     Usuard was a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of St Germain des Prxs, Paris. He seems to have died about the year 875, and the prologue in which he offers to Charles… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Martyrology of Tallaght — Part of the copy of the Martyrology of Tallaght separated from the Book of Leinster and now at University College, Dublin The Martyrology of Tallaght, which is closely related to the Félire Oengusso or Martyrology of Óengus the Culdee, is an… …   Wikipedia

  • Martyrology of Usuard — Usuard was a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Saint Germain des Prés, Paris. He seems to have died about the year 875, and the prologue in which he offers to Charles the Bald his most important work, the Martyrology, which he had undertaken at… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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