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sacred

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sacred, isacred, past participle of Middle English sacren, sakeren (to make holy, hallow), equivalent to sacre +‎ -ed.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sacred (comparative more sacred, superlative most sacred)

  1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
  2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
    Smit with the love of sacred song. -John Milton.
  3. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
    Such neighbor nearness to our sacred [royal] blood Should nothing privilege him. William Shakespeare
    Poet and saint to thee alone were given, The two most sacred names of earth and heaven. -Cowley.
  4. Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
    Secrets of marriage still are sacred held. -Dryden.
  5. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
    A temple, sacred to the queen of love. -Dryden.
  6. (archaic) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
    But, to destruction sacred and devote. -Milton.
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

sacred

  1. simple past tense and past participle of sacre

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