Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The spot where a martyr suffered, or a chapel raised on that spot in his honor.

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  • noun A shrine in honor of a (usually religious, notably Christian) martyr, possibly at his grave

Etymologies

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

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