αγιάζω

See also: ἁγιάζω

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hellenistic Koine Greek ἁγιάζω from the ancient ἁγίζω (hagízō).

Pronunciation 1Edit

In formal speech α-γι-α- stem pronounced in three syllables

  • IPA(key): /a.ʝiˈa.zo/
  • Hyphenation: α‧γι‧ά‧ζω

VerbEdit

αγιάζω (agiázo) (past αγίασα, passive αγιάζομαι) (in formal speech)

  1. (transitive) consecrate, bless, sprinkle with holy water
  2. (intransitive) be canonised, made a saint
    Synonym: αγιοποιούμαι (agiopoioúmai)
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

α-γι-α- pronounced as three syllables

Pronunciation 2Edit

In informal speech α-για- stem pronounced with synizesis in two syllables

  • IPA(key): /aˈʝa.zo/
  • Hyphenation: α‧γιά‧ζω

VerbEdit

αγιάζω (agiázo) (past άγιασα, passive αγιάζομαι) (in informal, familiar speech)

  1. (transitive) bless, sprinkle with holy water
  2. (intransitive, humorous, figurative) earn one's wings (by showing extreme kindness, or from suffering)
    Θα αγιάσω με τόσα βάσανα που περνώ.Tha agiáso me tósa vásana pou pernó.I'll certainly earn my wings with the troubles I've seen.
  3. (intransitive, figurative) lose weight, become very thin
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

α-για- pronounced with two syllables

Related termsEdit

Both pronunciations