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Middle English[edit]


From Old French sacrer (to consecrate, anoint, dedicate), from Latin sacrāre, present active infinitive of sacrō, from sacer (sacred, holy), from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂krós (sacred), from *seh₂k- (to sanctify, to make a treaty).


sacren (third-person singular simple present sacreth, present participle sacrende, simple past and past participle sacred)

  1. To consecrate, especially with reference to the Eucharist or to a person of holy office such as a bishop or king
  2. To sanctify, to make holy
  3. To dedicate to a god, or by extension to another being or person


  • English: sacre
  • Middle English: sacred, isacred