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martyr British & World English

A person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs

martyr to in martyr British & World English

A constant sufferer from (an ailment)

Edmund the Martyr, St British & World English

(Circa 841–70), king of East Anglia 855–70. After the defeat of his army by the invading Danes in 870, tradition holds that he was captured and shot with arrows for refusing to reject the Christian faith or to share power with his pagan conqueror. Feast day, 20 November

Edward the Martyr, St British & World English

(Circa 963–78), son of Edgar, king of England 975-8. Edward was faced by a challenge for the throne from supporters of his half-brother, Ethelred, who eventually had him murdered at Corfe Castle in Dorset. Feast day, 18 March

protomartyr British & World English

The first martyr for a cause, especially the first Christian martyr, St Stephen

Justin, St British & World English

(Circa 100–165), Christian philosopher; known as St Justin the Martyr. According to tradition he was martyred in Rome together with some of his followers. He is remembered for his Apologia (circa 150). Feast day, 1 June

St Justin the Martyr in Justin, St British & World English

(Circa 100–165), Christian philosopher; known as St Justin the Martyr. According to tradition he was martyred in Rome together with some of his followers. He is remembered for his Apologia (circa 150). Feast day, 1 June

martyr English Thesaurus

she was martyred for her faith

martyr English-Spanish

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he's a martyr to arthritis in martyr English-Spanish

la artritis lo tiene martirizado