mar·​tyry ˈmär-tə-rē How to pronounce martyry (audio)
plural martyries
: a shrine erected in honor of a martyr

Word History


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

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of martyry was in 1711

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“Martyry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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