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martyrĭum , ĭi, n., = μαρτύριον,
I.a testimony, sealed with one's blood, to the truth of the Christian religion, martyrdom.
I. Lit. (eccl. Lat.): “martyrii palmae,Tert. Spect. 29; “Greg. M. Dial. 3, 28: Domini martyrium,Hier. adv. Jovin. 1: sanguine martyrii, Prud. στεφ. 7, 9: sacri martyrii corona, Ambros, Off. 2, 28.—
II. Transf.
A. The place where a martyr is buried, a martyr's grave: “martyria negat esse facienda,Tert. adv. Haer. 46; so Cod. Just. 1, 2, 16.—
B. A church dedicated to a saint: “martyrium fabricare,Hier. Vita Hilar. 31.
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