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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Christian martyr. A student of the Apostle John, he was burned at the stake during a period of persecution of Christians in Smyrna.

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  • noun Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155)

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