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See also: άγιο and αγιό-

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios, holy, saint).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

αγιο- (agio-)

  1. added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words connected to saints:
    γράφω (gráfo, to write)       αγιογραφία (agiografía, hagiography)
    -ποιώ (-poió, verbal ending)       αγιοποιώ (agiopoió, to sanctify, to make a saint)
  2. added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words connected to churches and holiness:
    κλήμα (klíma, vine)       αγιόκλημα (agióklima, honeysuckle)
    -ότητα (-ótita, noun ending)       αγιότητα (agiótita, holiness)
    πολίτης (polítis, citizen)       αγιοπολίτης (agiopolítis, resident of Jerusalem)

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Category Greek words prefixed with αγι- not found


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