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n. pl. mar·tyr·ol·o·gies
1. An official list or catalog of religious martyrs, especially of Christian martyrs.
2. An account of the life and manner of death of a martyr.
3. The branch of ecclesiastical history or hagiography that deals with martyrs.

mar′tyr·ol′o·gist n.
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n, pl -gies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an official list of martyrs
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the study of the lives of the martyrs
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a historical account of the lives of martyrs
martyrological, ˌmartyroˈlogic adj
ˌmartyrˈologist n
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(ˌmɑr təˈrɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a history of martyrs.
2. a catalogue of martyrs and saints.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin < Late Greek]
mar`tyr•ol′o•gist, n.
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Paul's feast day was initially set as the 10th January in some versions of the Martyrologium Hieronymianum, as well as in the martyrologies of Bede, Ado of Vienne, and Usuardus.
This publication's "Martyrologium Americanum" offers only a basic list of "priests and religious put to death for the faith" within the borders of the contemporary United States.
Se trata de un texto breve, tomado de la version castellana de la editio altera del Martyrologium Romanum (2004), que situa el contexto historico-cultural en el que el Santo vivio.
(5) Saint Rosalie's metamorphosis began when a huntsman conveniently discovered her bones two months after the outbreak of disease, and the archbishop, Jesuits and municipal authorities lost no time in pushing through their authentication (in February 1625, her relics were declared genuine and five years later Pope Urban VIII entered her in the Martyrologium Romanum).
Nor might a barbarous people ever harry the city], Gunter Kotzor, ed., Das altenglische Martyrologium (Munich: C.
Sub Diocletian crestinismul era deja puternic raspandit, avand martiri (Chiril, Chindeas si Tasius pomeniti si in Martyrologium Hieronyamus).
(10) The origins of this patronage are somewhat obscure, though it appears he was allocated care of sufferers of the disease since the standard narration relates that he had the appearance of a hedgehog when he was pierced with arrows: "In stipite quasi hericius aculeis undequaque coopertus relinquitur," Andre Du Saussay, Martyrologium Gallicanum (Paris: Cramoisy, 1637), I, 56.
To begin with, in addition to the "usual suspects" (though St.Theodotus' Seven Virgins are absent), the entry supplied something quite "new," namely the "unnamed infants," honoured on 23 September in the Martyrologium Syriacum.