I.a piece of land cut off, assigned as a domain to kings and chiefs, Hom.
II.a piece of land dedicated to a god, the sacred precincts, id=Hom.: in it stood the temple, Hdt.:—metaph., the sacred valley of the Nile is the τέμ. Νείλοιο, Pind.; the Acropolis is the ἱερὸντ. of Pallas, Ar.
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