martyry

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

martyry (plural martyries)

  1. 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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