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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] martyr < Ancient Greek μάρτυρ (martyr), later form of μάρτυς (martys) "witness".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
martyr

Plural
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  1. One who takes action according to his religious beliefs accepting that he will be killed by others; one who is put to death for his religion.
    Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
  2. Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.
  3. (with a prepositional phrase of cause) One who suffers greatly.
    Stephen was a martyr to arthritis.

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Verb

Infinitive
to martyr

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to martyr (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

(transitive)

  1. To make someone a martyr by putting to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
  2. To persecute; to torment; to torture.
    The lovely Amoret, whose gentle heart
    Thou martyrest with sorrow and with smart. —Spenser

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:no:Template:lang:la derivations]] martyr < Ancient Greek μάρτυρ (martyr), later form of μάρτυς (martys) "witness".

Noun

martyr

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