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[mahr-tir-ee-uh m]
noun, plural mar·tyr·i·a [mahr-tir-ee-uh] /mɑrˈtɪr i ə/.
  1. a place where the relics of a martyr are kept.
  2. a church built above the tomb of a martyr or in honor of a martyr.
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Origin of martyrium

From Late Latin, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at martyry
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