Definition of martyry in English:

martyry

noun

  • A shrine or church erected in honour of a martyr.

    • ‘In Martyries and Monasteries ordinations are strictly forbidden.’
    • ‘The Romanesque church dating from the 12th C. boasts a rose martyry as well as beautiful naive paintings.’
    holy place, temple, church, chapel, tabernacle, altar, sanctuary, sanctum
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Origin

Middle English (denoting martyrdom): via medieval Latin from Greek marturion ‘martyrdom’.

Pronunciation

martyry

/ˈmɑːtəri/