ἅγιος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂ǵ-. Cognates include Sanskrit यजति (yájati, to worship) and Avestan 𐬀𐬙𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬫 (yazata), Middle Persian yzd' (yazad), Persian ایزد (Izad, God).

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ἅγιος (hágiosm (feminine ἁγία, neuter ἅγιον); first/second declension

  1. Devoted to the gods
  2. Of things: sacred, holy
  3. Of people: holy, pious, pure
  4. accursed

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