μάρτυς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Often assigned to Proto-Indo-European *(s)mer- (to fall into thinking, remember, care for)[1][2], which is acknowledged by Beekes, but he finds it unconvincing and instead derives it from Pre-Greek.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μᾰ́ρτῠς (mártusm, f (genitive μᾰ́ρτῠρος); third declension

  1. witness
  2. martyr

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots
  2. ^ “μάρτυς” in John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors, The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.
  3. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill