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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

From Late Latin martyrium (also 'martyrdom'), from Ancient Greek (martyrion), from (martys) 'witness' (Wiktionary)

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