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v. to tormentVariants: martyre Etymology: Anglo-French martirer
sb. martyrEtymology: Anglo-French martir; Ecclesiastical Latin martyr (Vulg.); Greek μάρτυρ.

n. One who moves along the line of least reluctance to a desired death.

MARTYR. One who lays down his life for his religion. The word means a "witness." St. Stephen was the first, or proto-martyr.