From L. martyr#Latin|martyr < AGr. polytonic|Î¼Î¬ÏÏÏ
Ï (martyr), later form of polytonic|Î¼Î¬ÏÏÏ
Ï (martys) "witness".
- One who takes action according to his religious beliefs accepting that he will be killed by others; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
- Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.
- (with a prepositional phrase of cause) One who suffers greatly.
#: ''Stephen was a martyr to arthritis.
Arabic: ARchar|Ø´ÙÙØ¯ (Å¡ahÄ«d) m
Bosnian: muÄenik m, Å¡ehit m
Chinese: çå£« (liÃ¨shÃ¬); åé£è
(shÃ²u nÃ n zhÄ)
Croatian: muÄenik m
Czech: muÄednÃk m
Dutch: martelaar m, martelares f
French: martyr m, martyre f
German: MÃ¤rtyrer m
Greek, Modern: Î¼Î¬ÏÏÏ
ÏÎ±Ï (mÃ¡rtiras) m
Hindi: à¤¶à¤¹à¥à¤¦ (Å¡ahÄ«d) m
Korean: ìêµì (sun-gyoja)
Persian: FAchar|Ø´ÙÛØ¯ (Å¡ahid)
Polish: mÄczennik m
Russian: Ð¼ÑÑÐµÐ½Ð¸Ðº (mÃºÄenik) m
:Cyrillic: Ð¼ÑÑÐµÐ½Ð¸Ðº m
:Roman: muÄenik m
Spanish: mÃ¡rtir m
Urdu: URchar|Ø´ÛÛØ¯ (Å¡ahÄ«d) m
- To put to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
- To persecute; to torment; to torture.
#: The lovely Amoret, whose gentle heart
#: Thou martyrest with sorrow and with smart. âSpenser
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