ἱερός

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ish₁ros. There are a number of candidate cognates with this word. Compare Sanskrit इषिर ‎(iṣirá) and Oscan 𐌀𐌉𐌔𐌖𐌔𐌉𐌔 ‎(aisusis).

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ἱερός ‎(hierósm ‎(feminine ἱερᾱ́, neuter ἱερόν); first/second declension

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

Usage notes[edit]

The ι is generally short in ἱερός ‎(hierós), but sometimes lengthened for the sake of meter in poetry: ῑ̔ερός ‎(hīerós). The contracted form ῑ̔ρός ‎(hīrós) always has long .

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