Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French sacerdotal, from Latin sacerdōtālis (priestly).

PronunciationEdit

  This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with enPR or the IPA then please add some!

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal (comparative more sacerdotal, superlative most sacerdotal)

  1. (religion) Of or relating to priests or a high religious order; priestly.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Bostonians.
      Verena's initial appearance in Boston, as he called her performance at Miss Birdseye's, had been a great success; and this reflection added, as I say, to his habitually sacerdotal expression. He looked like the priest of a religion that was passing through the stage of miracles; he carried his responsibility in the general elongation of his person, of his gestures (his hands were now always in the air, as if he were being photographed in postures), of his words and sentences, as well as in his smile, as noiseless as a patent hinge, and in the folds of his eternal waterproof.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin sacerdotalis.

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal (feminine singular sacerdotale, masculine plural sacerdotaux, feminine plural sacerdotales)

  1. priestly

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin sacerdotalis.

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal m, f (plural sacerdotais, comparable)

  1. (religion) sacerdotal (relating to priests or a high religious order)

Related termsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin sacerdōtālis (priestly), from sacerdōs (priest)

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal (plural sacerdotales)

  1. sacerdotal

Related termsEdit