ge-martyrian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-martyrian
Add: 1. to put to death because of religious belief Hí heafdon þone arcb. mid him oð þone tíman þe hi hine gemartyredon (cf. God swutelað þæs hálgan martires mihta, 1012 ; P. 143, 4), Chr. 1011; P. 142, ii. Se cásere hió héht gemartyrian. Shrn. 72, 13. Enoh and Elias þurh þone þeódfeónd gemartrode (-martirode, v.l.) weorðaþ, þe God sylfa fela hund wintra geheóld, Wlfst. 85, 19. 2. to put to a cruel death, slay an innocent person Ongan Þunor þone cyning biddan hé móste þá æþelingas dearnunga ácwellan . . . hé dyde swá hé ǽr gyrnende wæs, and hé hí on niht gemartirode innan ðæs cyninges heáhsetle, Lch. iii. 424, 29. On þysum geáre wearð Eádweard cyning gemartyrad (ofslegen, v.l.), Chr. 97?; P. 122, 16. 3. to inflict suffering on, torture Þá clǽnan þe dæghwámlíce campiað . . . wið unlustas . . . Hí beóð Crístes martyras þurh ðá munuclican drohtnunge, ná ǽne gemartirode, ac oft dígollíce, Hml. A. 36, 295. [O. H. Ger. ge-martirót passus.]
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