martyr-ologies

martyrology

[mahr-tuh-rol-uh-jee]
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.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin martyrologium history of martyrs < Late Greek martyrológion. See martyr, -o-, -logy

martyrological [mahr-ter-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , martyrologic, adjective
martyrologist, noun
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martyrology (ˌmɑːtəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , 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
 
martyrological
 
adj
 
martyro'logic
 
adj
 
martyr'ologist
 
n

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