hallowing


hallowing

verb (used with object)

  1. to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
  2. to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.

interjection, noun, verb (used with or without object)

  1. hallo.

verb (tr)

  1. to consecrate or set apart as being holy
  2. to venerate as being holy
v.

Old English halgian “to make holy, to honor as holy, consecrate, ordain,” related to halig “holy,” from Proto-Germanic *hailaga- (cf. Old Saxon helagon, Middle Dutch heligen, Old Norse helga), from PIE root *kailo- “whole, uninjured, of good omen” (see health). Used in Christian translations to render Latin sanctificare. Also used since Old English as a noun meaning “holy person, saint.” Related: Hallowed; hallowing.

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