Martyry definition

märtərē
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A shrine in memory of a martyr.
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A shrine in honor of a (usually religious, notably Christian) martyr, possibly at his grave.

Major martyries are often traditional destinations of pilgrimages, hence become chapels or churches beyond the local parish needs.

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Noun

Singular:
martyry
Plural:
martyries

Origin of martyry

  • From Late Latin martyrium (also 'martyrdom'), from Ancient Greek (martyrion), from (martys) 'witness'

    From Wiktionary