noun mar·tyr·i·um \märˈtirēəm\

Definition of martyrium



  1. 1 :  a building or chamber used by the early Christians as a burial place

  2. 2 :  a place where the relics of martyrs are preserved

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Origin and Etymology of martyrium

Late Latin, testimony, martyr's shrine, from Late Greek martyrion martyr's shrine, from Greek, testimony, from martyr-, martys witness — more at martyr

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a trip made at another's expense

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