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ἅγιος [α^], α, ον,
A.devoted to the gods:
I. in good sense, sacred, holy:
1. of things, esp. temples, “ἈΦροδίτης ἱρὸν .Hdt. 2.41; ἱρο᾽ν Ἡρακλέος . ib.44, cf. Pl.Criti.116c, X.HG3.2.19; “θηρίονAntiph.147.7; “νηὸν ἐπὶ τψ̂ χάσματι Ἥρης . ἐστήσατοLuc.Syr.D.13: generally, θυσίαι, ξυμβόλαια, Isoc.10.63, Pl.Lg.729e(Sup.); “μητρός.. ἐστι πατρὶς ἁγιώτερονId.Cri.51a; “ὅρκος .Arist.Mir.834b11; ., τό, temple, OGI56.59 (Canopus), LXX Ex.26.33, al., cf. Ep.Heb.9.2; “τὸ . τῶν ἁγίωνHoly of Holies, LXX l. c.; “τὰ . τῶν .3 Ki.8.6, etc., cf. Ep.Heb.9.3.
2. of persons, holy, pure, Ar.Av.522 (anap.); “λαὸς . ΚυρίῳLXX De.7.6, al.; “οἱ .the Saints, 1 Ep.Cor.6.1,al.; “πνεῦμα .the Holy Spirit, Ev.Matt.3.11, al. Adv. “ἁγίως καὶ σεμνῶς ἔχεινIsoc. 11.25.
II. in bad sense, accursed, execrable, Cratin.373, Eust. 1356.59.—Never in Hom., Hes., or Trag. (who use ἁγνός); rare in Att. (v. supr.). (Possibly cognate with Skt. yajati 'sacrifice'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 522
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.41
    • Isocrates, Helen, 63
    • Isocrates, Busiris, 25
    • Old Testament, Deuteronomy, 7.6
    • New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 6.1
    • Plato, Laws, 729e
    • Plato, Crito, 51a
    • Plato, Critias, 116c
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.2.19
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 8.6
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 26.33
    • Lucian, De Syria dea, 13
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