martyry
noun (plural -tyries) Etymology: Late Latin martyrium, from Late Greek martyrion, from Greek martyr-, martys Date: 1711 a shrine erected in honor of a martyr

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  • martyry — [märt′ər ē] n. pl. martyries [ME martyrye < LL(Ec) martyrium < LGr(Ec) martyrion] a shrine in memory of a martyr …   English World dictionary

  • martyry — /mahr teuh ree/, n., pl. martyries. a shrine, chapel, or the like, erected in honor of a martyr. [1250 1300; ME martirie suffering, martyrdom < ML marty rium martyrdom, martyr s grave < LGk martýrion. See MARTYR, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • martyry — noun A shrine in honor of a (usually religious, notably Christian) martyr, possibly at his grave Major martyries are often traditional destinations of pilgrimages, hence become chapels or churches beyond the local parish needs …   Wiktionary

  • martyry — noun (plural martyries) a shrine or church erected in honour of a martyr …   English new terms dictionary

  • martyry — mar·tyry …   English syllables

  • martyry — mar•tyr•y [[t]ˈmɑr tə ri[/t]] n. pl. tyr•ies rel a shrine established in honor of a martyr • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME martirie < ML martyrium martyrdom …   From formal English to slang

  • martyry — /ˈmatəri/ (say mahtuhree) noun (plural martyries) a shrine, chapel, or the like, erected in honour of a martyr. {Late Latin martyrium, from Late Greek martyrion} …   Australian English dictionary

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