Martyrology

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Martyrology A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n martyrology The history of the lives, sufferings, and death of Christian martyrs.
    • n martyrology Pl. martyrologies (-jiz). A book containing such history; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, a list or calendar of martyrs, arranged according to the succession of their anniversaries, and including brief accounts of their lives and sufferings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Martyrology a history of martyrs: a discourse on martyrdom
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Martyr, + -logy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.,—L.,—Gr., a witness.

Usage

In literature:

Occasional notes on Declan in the martyrologies and elsewhere give some further information about our saint.
"The Life of St. Declan of Ardmore" by Anonymous
Lord Cobham was famous in the Lollard martyrology.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
She is numbered among the martyrs, and occurs in the Roman Martyrology on the 29th of May.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Tables for the Martyrology.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
Foxe's Martyrology was again printed by Daye, "newly recognized by the author," in 1570, 2 vols.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
A miracle therefore was feigned, in order to pave the way into the martyrology.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
Calamy, in four painful volumes, chronicles the bloodless martyrology of the two thousand silenced and ejected ministers.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The history of kings is the martyrology of nations; we are all equally penetrated by this truth.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
It may perhaps be as well to enumerate here the later Irish martyrologies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
He wrote an Italian Martyrology from 1792-1847 (Turin '56), and The Pope and Italy, '62.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
In a letter to Miss Craik, 1790, he wrote: 'There is not among the martyrologies ever penned so rueful a narrative as the lives of the poets.
"The Real Robert Burns" by J. L. Hughes
A hundred tales of this sort are found in the martyrologies.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Homer and Socrates, and the Christian Apostles belong to old days; but the world's Martyrology was not completed with these.
"Life of Robert Burns" by Thomas Carlyle
And what is the value of any evidence emanating from the Ignatian Epistles and martyrologies?
"Supernatural Religion, Vol. I. (of III)" by Walter Richard Cassels
The three martyrologies of Ignatius are likewise universally repudiated as mere fictions.
"Supernatural Religion, Vol. II. (of III)" by Walter Richard Cassels
Then the martyrologies repeat the whole tradition again and again.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
And for one who was now wallowing in the martyrology, penance was the mortification of the flesh.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
Homer and Socrates and the Christian apostles belong to old days; but the world's Martyrology was not completed with them.
"Genius in Sunshine and Shadow" by Maturin Murray Ballou
St. Jerome (331-420) mentions him in one of his martyrologies; in the next century there were many churches erected to his honour.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
All our martyrologies assign the festival of St. Ciaran to the 9th of September; and the day has been celebrated from that hour to the present.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
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