martyry

noun
mar·​tyry | \ ˈmär-tə-rē How to pronounce martyry (audio) \
plural martyries

Definition of martyry

: a shrine erected in honor of a martyr

First Known Use of martyry

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for martyry

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

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“Martyry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/martyry. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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