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- n. A shrine in honor of a (usually religious, notably Christian) martyr, possibly at his grave
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The spot where a martyr suffered, or a chapel raised on that spot in his honor.
From Late Latin martyrium (also 'martyrdom'), from Ancient Greek (martyrion), from (martys) 'witness' (Wiktionary)