Latin definition for: martyr, martyris


  • declension: undeclined


  1. martyr
  2. one who by his death bears witness to the truth of Christ
  3. witness
  • Age: Late, post-classical (3rd-5th centuries)
  • Area: Ecclesiastic, Biblical, Religious
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: For Dictionary, in top 10,000 words
  • Source: Lewis & Short, “A Latin Dictionary”, 1879 (Lewis & Short)

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