heiligsprechen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heilig (holy) +‎ sprechen (to speak)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯lɪçˌʃpʁɛçən/

Verb[edit]

heiligsprechen (strong, third-person singular simple present spricht heilig, past tense sprach heilig, past participle heiliggesprochen, past subjunctive spräche heilig, auxiliary haben)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) to canonize (declare someone a saint, thereby recommending their veneration to the whole Church)

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