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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios).

PronunciationEdit

1. IPA(key): /ˈa.ʝi.os/ (formal, more often for the noun)

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(trisyllablic)
Hyphenation: ά‧γι‧ος

2. IPA(key): /ˈa.ʝos/ (familiar)

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(bisyllablic, with synizesis)
Hyphenation: ά‧γιος

AdjectiveEdit

άγιος (ágiosm (feminine αγία or άγια, neuter άγιο)

  1. holy, saintly
    1. for names of Saints seeΆγιος
  2. address for priests
  3. (figuratively) a pious person

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NounEdit

άγιος (ágiosm (plural άγιοι, feminine αγία) (neuter: άγιο)

  1. saint
    Η γιαγιά μου διάβαζε βίους αγίων.
    I giagiá mou diávaze víous agíon.
    My grandmother used to read Lives of Saints.
    1. for names of Saints seeΆγιος
  2. (figuratively) person with a saint's characteristics (patience, love, piousness)
    Ο δάσκαλός μου είναι ένας άγιος. Πώς με αντέχει; Κάνω συνεχώς λάθη.
    O dáskalós mou eínai énas ágios. Pós me antéchei? Káno synechós láthi.
    My teacher is a saint. How does he put up with me? I keep making mistakes.
  3. see feminine αγία
  4. see neuter άγιο and its plural άγια

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Pronunciation trisyllabic. Compare to the adjective's declension

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