Definition of protomartyr in English:


Syllabification: pro·to·mar·tyr
Pronunciation: /ˈprōtōˌmärtər


  • The first martyr for a cause, especially the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen.
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    • St Stephen is also known as the protomartyr, the first martyr who imitates most closely the death of Jesus.

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