[ mahr-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈmɑr tə ri /

noun, plural mar·tyr·ies.

a shrine, chapel, or the like, erected in honor of a martyr.


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Origin of martyry

1250–1300; Middle English martirie suffering, martyrdom < Medieval Latin marty-rium martyrdom, martyr's grave < Late Greek martýrion. See martyr, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for martyry

/ (ˈmɑːtərɪ) /

noun plural -tyries

a shrine or chapel erected in honour of a martyr
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