Dozens of Saudis, Tunisians, Libyans and Jordanians have already been martyred in the Syrian civil war fighting for al-Nusra.
In the wake of 26/11, Scott-Clark and Levy report, the ISI perpetuated the lie that the ten gunmen had been martyred in Kashmir.
“Our leaders would not cheat the blood of thousands of martyred Taliban who have sacrificed themselves for us,” says Khan.
“A third-year medicine student came to me the other day wanting to return after 12 of his family members were martyred,” he added.
They say the ghost of a martyred virgin still haunts that district.
The church of Smyrna celebrated the anniversary of their martyred bishops passion with joy and gladness as his natal day.
Twelve other christians, who had been intimate with Polycarp, were soon after martyred.
I spoke, it may be remembered, of a document which had been placed in my hands by her martyred mother.
They were martyred by being tied to posts, and having their feet pierced with nails.
Indeed, de Batz had no keys such as these to open the way for him to the presence of the martyred little King.
Old English martyr, from Late Latin martyr, from Doric Greek martyr, earlier martys (genitive martyros) in Christian use "martyr," literally "witness," probably related to mermera "care, trouble," from mermairein "be anxious or thoughtful," from PIE *(s)mrtu- (cf. Sanskrit smarati "remember," Latin memor "mindful;" see memory).
Adopted directly into most Germanic languages, but Norse substituted native formation pislarvattr, literally "torture-witness." General sense of "constant sufferer" is from 1550s. Martyr complex "exaggerated desire for self-sacrifice" is attested from 1920.
Old English martyrian, from martyr (see martyr (n.)). Middle English also had a verb martyrize.
one who bears witness of the truth, and suffers death in the cause of Christ (Acts 22:20; Rev. 2:13; 17:6). In this sense Stephen was the first martyr. The Greek word so rendered in all other cases is translated "witness." (1.) In a court of justice (Matt. 18:16; 26:65; Acts 6:13; 7:58; Heb. 10:28; 1 Tim. 5:19). (2.) As of one bearing testimony to the truth of what he has seen or known (Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8, 22; Rom. 1:9; 1 Thess. 2:5, 10; 1 John 1:2).