ἱερός

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ish₂ros. There are a number of candidate cognates with this word. Compare Sanskrit इषिर (iṣirá) and Oscan 𐌀𐌉𐌔𐌖𐌔𐌉𐌔 (aisusis).

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ἱερός (hierosm, ἱερά f, ἱερόν n; first/second declension

  1. Connected with the gods, supernatural
  2. holy, sacred, consecrated
  3. Under divine protection

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