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From Late Latin martyrium (also 'martyrdom'), from Ancient Greek (martyrion), from (martys) 'witness'.
martyry (plural martyries)
- 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
- A shrine at a site which "bears witness" to a crucial religious event not related to a tomb.
a shrine in honor of a martyr