[ mahr-tir-ee-uhm ]

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.

Origin of martyrium

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

Words Nearby martyrium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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