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British English: /ˈmɑːtə/
American English: /ˈmɑrdər/

Translation of martyr in German:


  • (Religion)
    (also figurative) (Märtyrer der, Märtyrerin die)
    die a martyr's death
    den Märtyrertod erleiden od. sterben
    a martyr to or in the cause of something
    Märtyrer/Märtyrerin einer Sache
    be a martyr to rheumatism
    entsetzlich unter Rheumatismus leiden
    make a martyr of oneself
    den Märtyrer/die Märtyrerin spielen
    make somebody a martyr, make a martyr of somebody
    jemanden zum Märtyrer/zur Märtyrerin machen

transitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    (torment) [formal]
    a martyred expression
    eine Duldermiene

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