martyrdom

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English martyrdome, martirdom, marterdom, from Old English martyrdōm ‎(martyrdom), corresponding to martyr +‎ -dom. Cognate with German Märtyrertum ‎(martyrdom), Danish martyrdom ‎(martyrdom), Swedish martyrdom ‎(martyrdom), Norwegian martyrdom ‎(martyrdom).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː(ɹ).tə(ɹ).dəm/
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NounEdit

martyrdom ‎(plural martyrdoms)

  1. The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.
  2. Affliction; torment; torture.

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