martyrology

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martyr +‎ -ology or from Latin martyrologium.

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martyrology (plural martyrologies)

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