Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A writer of martyrology; one versed in the history of the martyrs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A writer of martyrology; an historian of martyrs.

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  • noun One who studies martyrology.

Etymologies

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martyrology +‎ -ist

Examples

  • "martyrologist," who says, "If histories be well examined, we shall find, both before the Conquest and after, as well before John Wickliffe was born as since, the whole body of the Scriptures by sundry men translated into this our country tongue [4]."

    A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)

  • John Foxe, The acts and monuments of John Foxe: with a life of the martyrologist, and vindication of the work by George Townsend, vol.

    Bloodlust

  • John Foxe, The acts and monuments of John Foxe: with a life of the martyrologist, and vindication of the work by George Townsend, vol.

    Bloodlust

  • The historian must leave to the professed martyrologist the details of the constant death of Louis de Berquin, as of the deaths of many other less distinguished victims of the intolerant zeal of the Sorbonne.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Foxe, the martyrologist, published in 1571 an edition of the four gospels in Anglo-Saxon under the patronage of Archbishop

    Early Theories of Translation

  • The threats and arguments of his commanding officer Bassus failed to shake his constancy, and accordingly he was beheaded, as the Christian martyrologist records with minute accuracy, at Durostorum by the soldier John on Friday the twentieth day of November, being the twenty-fourth day of the moon, at the fourth hour.

    Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. § 3. The Roman Saturnalia

  • Finding the narrative of the nameless martyrologist thus established as to the principal fact recorded, namely, the martyrdom of St. Dasius, we may reasonably accept his testimony as to the manner and cause of the martyrdom, all the more because his narrative is precise, circumstantial, and entirely free from the miraculous element.

    Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. § 3. The Roman Saturnalia

  • Finding the narrative of the nameless martyrologist thus established as to the principal fact recorded, namely, the martyrdom of St. Dasius, we may reasonably accept his testimony as to the manner and cause of the martyrdom, all the more because his narrative is precise, circumstantial, and entirely free from the miraculous element.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • The threats and arguments of his commanding officer Bassus failed to shake his constancy, and accordingly he was beheaded, as the Christian martyrologist records with minute accuracy, at Durostorum by the soldier John on Friday the twentieth day of November, being the twenty-fourth day of the moon, at the fourth hour.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • Calvinistic leanings as Philpot (he was burned under Mary in 1555), and John Foxe the martyrologist, not to speak of churchmen like Newel and Fulke, insisted on the right of the Reformers to call themselves

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

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