martyrium

noun

mar·​tyr·​i·​um
märˈtirēəm
plural martyria
-ēə
1
: a building or chamber used by the early Christians as a burial place
2
: a place where the relics of martyrs are preserved

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Martyrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/martyrium. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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