martirdom etymology

Middle English word martirdom comes from English -dom, English martyr

Detailed word origin of martirdom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-dom English (eng) Forming nouns denoting the condition or state of the suffixed word.. Forming nouns denoting the domain or jurisdiction of the suffixed word.. Forming nouns denoting the fandom of the suffixed word.. Forming nouns — usually nonce words — denoting the set of all examples of the suffixed word.
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. [...]
martyrdōm Old English (ang)
martyrdome Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as martirdom

Descendants of -dom
halidom haliȝdom hordom horedom marterdom martyrdome