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a combining form meaning “saint,” “holy,” used in the formation of compound words:
hagiography; hagiocracy.
Also, especially before a vowel, hagi-.
Origin of hagio-
< Greek, combining form of hágios holy, sacred Unabridged
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combining form
indicating a saint, saints, or holiness: hagiography
Word Origin
via Late Latin from Greek, from hagios holy
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