hiermartyr etymology

English word hiermartyr comes from English martyr, English hiero- (Holy, sacred.)

Detailed word origin of hiermartyr

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
martyr English (eng) (by extension) One who sacrifices his or her life, station, or something of great personal value, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.. (with a prepositional phrase of cause) One who suffers greatly and/or constantly, even involuntarily.. One who willingly accepts being put to death for adhering openly to one's religious beliefs; notably, saints canonized after martyrdom. [...]
hiero- English (eng) Holy, sacred.
hiermartyr English (eng) A priest who becomes a martyr.

Words with the same origin as hiermartyr

Descendants of martyr
Euphemia Thecla
Descendants of hiero-
hierocracy hierocratic hierogamy hierogram hierolatry hierology hieromancy hieromartyr hieroscopy hierourgy