[ mahr-tir-ee-uh m ]
/ mɑrˈtɪr i əm /

noun, plural mar·tyr·i·a [mahr-tir-ee-uh] /mɑrˈtɪr i ə/.

a place where the relics of a martyr are kept.
a church built above the tomb of a martyr or in honor of a martyr.

Nearby words

  1. martlet,
  2. martnet,
  3. martyr,
  4. martyrdom,
  5. martyred,
  6. martyrize,
  7. martyrly,
  8. martyrology,
  9. martyry,
  10. martí

Origin of martyrium

From Late Latin, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at martyry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019