ὅσιος

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ὅσιος (hósiosm, ὁσία f, ὅσιον n; first/second declension

  1. pious, hallowed, sanctioned by the gods, (as opposed to δίκαιος "sanctioned by human law")
  2. of things which are allowed by divine law but not sacred: profane (as opposed to ἱερός "sacred to the gods")
  3. of persons: pious, devout, sinless

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ὅσιος (hósios) (genitive ὁσίου) m, second declension

  1. title of five special priests at Delphi
  2. Biblical: plural οἱ ὅσιοι "the saints" (LXX Psalm 29.4)

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