martyrdom englannista suomeksi
The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.
1681, George Hickes, “A Sermon Preached before the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of London”:
- The like clamour, and outcry, the Rabble of the unbelieving ''Jews'' and ''Gentiles'' made againſt ''Polycarp'' Biſhop of ''Smyrna,'' at the time of his Martyrdom. crying out againſt him to the Governour, ''that he ſhould caſt him to the Lyons,'' and when he anſwered them he could not, becauſe the Spectacular ſports were concluded, then they cry’d out, ''Burn him, burn him,'' juſt as the ''Jews'' cryed out againſt ''Chriſt'' to ''Pilate, Crucify him, crucify him.''