See also: αγνός and ἄγνος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Like ἅγιος (hágios), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂ǵ- (reverence, worship), same source as Old Persian [script needed] (ayadana, temple), Sanskrit यजति (yajati, worship, revere (a god) with sacrifices).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ἁγνός (hagnósm (feminine ἁγνή, neuter ἁγνόν); first/second declension

  1. pure, chaste
  2. holy, sacred
  3. purifying

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Woodard, The Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas