Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

martyry

play
noun mar·tyry \ˈmär-tə-rē\

Definition of martyry

plural martyries

  1. :  a shrine erected in honor of a martyr



Origin of martyry

Late Latin martyrium, from Late Greek martyrion, from Greek martyr-, martys


First Known Use: 1711

Rhymes with martyry


Learn More about martyry


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up martyry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

immature or lacking adult sophistication

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

angry prompt oily maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ