- 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
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Examples from the Web for hagi
Miyagi is the name of a field which is famous for the Hagi or Lespedeza, a small and pretty shrub, which blooms in the Autumn.Japanese Literature
She wore garments of hagi and shion over which she had put a strongly perfumed lustrous robe.
Hagi: violet-coloured dress with blue lining, the violet dye taken from sapan-wood; Shion: pale purple dress with blue lining.
Hagi Ismael would fight, but he had not strength of mind to suffer.
A sunset cloud, or a bird swinging from a hagi spray could bring sharp, swift tears to his eyes.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
before a vowel hagi-
- indicating a saint, saints, or holinesshagiography
via Late Latin from Greek, from hagios holy
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