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  Definition of martyr
  1. one who suffers for the sake of principle
  2. one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
  3. torture and torment like a martyr
  4. kill as a martyr; "Saint Sebastian was martyred"
Similar Words: sufferer, martyrize, martyrise

 

Hyponyms: shaheed, Tyndale, William Tyndale, Tindale, William Tindale, Tindal, William Tindal, Becket, Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket, George, Saint George, St. George, Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc, Saint Joan, Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, Laurentius, Vitus, St. Vitus

 

Derivational Morphology: suffer, martyrize, martyrise, sufferer

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: mučenik   Chinese: 烈士  
Croatian: mučenik   Dutch: martelaar  
Finnish: marttyyri   French: martyr  
German: Märtyrer   Hindi: शहीद  
Interlingua: martyr   Japanese: 殉教者  
Korean: 순교자   Kurdish: şehîd  
Polish: męczennik   Portuguese: mártir  
Russian: мученик   Spanish: mártir  
Swedish: martyr   Turkish: şehit  
 
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