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    martyrs,

    I only know someone who is killed in a war is called martyr, but I don't know the exact term for the following people:
    1. Someone who got injured or got wounded in a war.
    2. The hypernym (general and extensive) term for anyone who sacrificed themselves in any way in a war.

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    Re: martyrs,

    Martyr | Define Martyr at Dictionary.com

    "Martyr" doesn't mean someone who dies in a war.

    A martyr is someone who dies for what they believe in.

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    Re: martyrs,

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I only know someone who is killed in a war is called martyr, but I don't know the exact term for the following people:
    1. Someone who got injured or got wounded in a war.
    2. The hypernym (general and extensive) term for anyone who sacrificed themselves in any way in a war.
    A martyr is someone who dies for a cause, usually a religious one. Martyr is generally not (in the west) used for someone who dies in a war. Someone who dies, or is injured in a battle, is called a casualty.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Jan-2013 at 23:31.

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