αγιο-

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See also: άγιο and αγιό-

Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios, holy, saint).

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Prefix[edit]

αγιο- (agio-)

  1. added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words connected to saints:
    αγιο- (agio-) + ‎γράφω (gráfo, to write) → ‎αγιογραφία (agiografía, hagiography)
    αγιο- (agio-) + ‎-ποιώ (-poió, verbal ending) → ‎αγιοποιώ (agiopoió, to sanctify, to make a saint)
  2. added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words connected to churches and holiness:
    αγιο- (agio-) + ‎κλήμα (klíma, vine) → ‎αγιόκλημα (agióklima, honeysuckle)
    αγιο- (agio-) + ‎-ότητα (-ótita, noun ending) → ‎αγιότητα (agiótita, holiness)
    αγιο- (agio-) + ‎πολίτης (polítis, citizen) → ‎αγιοπολίτης (agiopolítis, resident of Jerusalem)

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