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Cite this: eDIL s.v. martir or dil.ie/31636
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: martar, martar, martir, martire, martiri, martir, martir, martíre, martiri, Martartech, Martarthaig, Martorthige, Martarthaige

n m. (< Lat. martyr; later martír from contamination with AN martir Risk 595 ) = O.Ir. martar: g p. martar, Thes. ii 254.9 ( Stowe M. 65a ), Fél. July 10 . Mid.Ir. g s. martir (the LB forms: in martire si, PH 1107 , in martiri-sea, 1477 = in martir , 1479 , may be scribal errors); in pl. treated both as o- and i-st. g p. martir , Fél. Ep. 249 , LU 1856 ( mártir ); martíre, PH 1095 , martiri, BColm. 4.14 ; see also mairtírech.

(a) a martyr: cech m.¤, cech dithrubach, Hy. i 19. Germán m.¤ , Fél. Feb. 4. croch in m.¤ Phetair, ib. Fél. Jan. 11 . hi felib mártir , RC x 50.6 ( LU 1856 ). Abél . . . in cet-martír , PH 6098. fo chassaib Stephain noím martír , 1530 . na martíre noemda .i. Machábdai, 6524 . ateoch frit huile noebmartire, Ir. Lit. 32.7 . tri choicait fir-martír , 62.1 . i n-oentaid apstal ┐ martiri, BColm. 4.14 . a uile naomh-martir!, Parrth. Anma 298.17 . ar uaidhibh na mairtior, Luc. Fid. 205.6 .

(b) transf. relics of martyrs (rare): tucad and cóic m.¤ ar tri fichtib . . . im reilcib Póil ┐ Petair, Trip. 238.16 . ro fácaib sruthi ┐ minda ┐ martíre intib '[Colum Cille] left therein elders and precious objects and relics', BCC² 236.398 . ? boí-sem oc timchiull martar andsin, LL 248a28 . Cf. commotatio martirum [= commutatio martyrum] Petir ┐ Phoil, AU 733 (cf. 742 , 775 ) = c. reliquiarum, 784 , 789 .

Compd. Martartech n.l. (see Hog. Onom. ), Trip. 194.13 = Domum Martirum, 330.31 . oc Martarthaig , 250.19 . g s. Martorthige, Thes. ii 269.34 ( Ardm. 15b2 ). Martarthaige, AU 754.