hieromartyr etymology

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

Detailed word origin of hieromartyr

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.
hieromartyr English (eng) (Christianity) A martyr in the Eastern Church who was a bishop or priest.

Words with the same origin as hieromartyr

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