Definition of Martyrology

1. n. A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs.



Definition of Martyrology

1. Noun. (context: Roman Catholicism) A catalogue or list of martyrs (or, more precisely, of saints), arranged in the order of their anniversaries. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Judaism) The story of the deaths of several famous Rabbis (including Rabbi Akiva) by Romans, read both on Yom Kippur and Tisha b'Av. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Martyrology

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Literary usage of Martyrology

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"See martyrology. martyrology. —By martyrology is understood a catalogue of ... We still possess the martyrology, or ferial, of the Roman Church of the ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"The impulse towards the compi- 1 i*.i-?n of the martyrology is said to have been ... If, however, we assign the martyrology to the date towards which we are ..."

3. Rome of the Pilgrims and Martyrs: A Study in the Martyrologies, Itineraries by Ethel Ross Barker (1913)
"Views of Krusch on the date and place of compilation of the martyrology; Luxeuil, ... 1 The Ultimate Sources of the martyrology and their Combination. ..."

4. Notes on the Early History of the Vulgate Gospels by John Chapman (1908)
"We will consider this martyrology first of all, on account of the clearness of its ... The l old Mass-books' cited in the Anglo-Saxon martyrology were ..."

5. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms by Charles Buck (1831)
"martyrology, a catalogue or list of martyrs, including the history of their lives ... The martyrology of Ado, monk of Fer- riers, in the diocese of Trêves, ..."

6. Journal of Theological Studies (1901)
"... martyrology ; and the same is the case with St. Felix of Noia. Achelis fills whole pages with instances of such repetitions in the Syriac martyrology ..."

7. A Dictionary of Saintly Women by Agnes Baillie Cunninghame Dunbar (1904)
"One of 227 Roman martyrs commemorated in the martyrology of St. Jerome on this day. AA.SS. St. Felicissima (4), Aug. 12. i-. 3Ю. VM probably in the reign of ..."

8. The Martiloge in Englysshe After the Vse of the Chirche of Salisbury and as by Christopher Wordsworth, Wynkyn de Worde, Lincoln Cathedral Library (1893)
"IN the ancient cathedral and monastic churches of England, the martyrology was read daily in the chapter house after prime.1 For this reading every large ..."

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