mar·​tyr·​i·​um | \ märˈtirēəm\
plural martyria\ -​ēə \

Definition of martyrium

1 : a building or chamber used by the early Christians as a burial place
2 : a place where the relics of martyrs are preserved

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History and Etymology for martyrium

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

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