martyrology

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EtymologyEdit

martyr +‎ -ology or from Latin martyrologium.

NounEdit

martyrology (plural martyrologies)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) A catalogue or list of martyrs (or, more precisely, of saints), arranged in the order of their anniversaries.
  2. (Judaism) The story of the deaths of several famous Rabbis (including Rabbi Akiva) by Romans, read both on Yom Kippur and Tisha b'Av.

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  • Synaxarium
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