άγιος

See also: ἅγιος and Άγιος

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. holy, saintly
  2. Saint
    1. used in the names of churches and placesΆγιος (Ágios)
  3. address for priests
  4. (figuratively) a pious person

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Derived termsEdit

  • αϊ- m (aï-, Saint) (of male Saints)
  • Αϊ- m (Aï-, Saint) (of churches and placenames)
  • αγια- f (agia-, Saint) (of female Saints)
  • Αγια- f (Agia-, Saint) (of churches and placenames)
  • αγιο- (agio-, holy, prefix)
  • also see at Noun
Expressions for άγιος (Saint)
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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 (Ágios)
  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.

DeclensionEdit

Pronunciation trisyllabic. Compare to the adjective's declension

Derived termsEdit

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