1 a person who suffers death rather than renounce his religious beliefs
2 a person who suffers greatly or dies for a cause, belief, etc.
3 a person who suffers from poor health, misfortune, etc.
he's a martyr to rheumatism
4 Facetious or derogatory a person who feigns suffering to gain sympathy, help, etc.
martyrize, martyrise tr
6 to make a martyr of (Old English martir, from Church Latin martyr, from Late Greek martur-, martus witness)
martyrization, martyrisation n
Edward the Martyr
n Saint. ?963--978 a.d., king of England (975--78), son of Edgar: murdered. Feast day: March 18
n Saint. ?100--?165 a.d.,Christian apologist and philosopher. Feast day: June 1
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