αγιάζω

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hellenistic Koine Greek ἁγιάζω from the ancient ἁγίζω (hagízō).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

In formal speech α-γι-α- stem pronounced in three syllables

  • IPA(key): /a.ʝiˈa.zo/
  • Hyphenation: α‧γι‧ά‧ζω

Verb[edit]

αγιάζω (agiázo) (past αγίασα, passive αγιάζομαι) (in formal speech)

  1. (transitive) consecrate, bless, sprinkle with holy water
  2. (intransitive) be canonised, made a saint
    Synonym: αγιοποιούμαι (agiopoioúmai)
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

α-γι-α- pronounced as three syllables

Pronunciation 2[edit]

In informal speech α-για- stem pronounced with synizesis in two syllables

  • IPA(key): /aˈʝa.zo/
  • Hyphenation: α‧γιά‧ζω

Verb[edit]

αγιάζω (agiázo) (past άγιασα, passive αγιάζομαι) (in informal, familiar speech)

  1. (transitive) bless, sprinkle with holy water
  2. (intransitive, humorous, figurative) earn one's wings (by showing extreme kindness, or from suffering)
    Θα αγιάσω με τόσα βάσανα που περνώ.Tha agiáso me tósa vásana pou pernó.I'll certainly earn my wings with the troubles I've seen.
  3. (intransitive, figurative) lose weight, become very thin
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

α-για- pronounced with two syllables

Related terms[edit]

Both pronunciations