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Etymology of the Latin word martyrologium

the Latin word martyrologium (martyology; list of martyrs, saints)
derived from the Greek word logos, λόγος (word, speech, topic, treatise, reasoning)
derived from the Greek word legein, λέγω (to speak)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *leg- (to collect, to speak)
derived from the Greek word martus, μάρτυς (a witness (literally (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case)); by analogy, a 'martyr')

Derivations in other languages

French martyrologe, Italian martirologio


Word found in Medieval Latin, Church Latin

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