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hallowed

[hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id] /ˈhæl oʊd; in liturgical use often ˈhæl oʊ ɪd/
adjective
1.
regarded as holy; venerated; sacred:
Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
Origin of hallowed
900
before 900; Middle English halwed; Old English (ge)halgod; see hallow1 + -ed2
Related forms
hallowedly, adverb
hallowedness, noun
Synonyms
blessed. See holy.
Antonyms
desecrated.

hallow1

[hal-oh] /ˈhæl oʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
2.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate:
to hallow a battlefield.
Origin
before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga), derivative of hālig holy
Related forms
hallower, noun

hallow2

[huh-loh] /həˈloʊ/
interjection, noun, verb (used with or without object)
1.
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  • In this hallowed atmosphere I have been revived and refreshed.

  • If he could only keep the hope that had hallowed its sufferings.

  • From over the wall, the air reaches me laden with hallowed fragrance.

    The Choice of Life

    Georgette Leblanc
  • It would be deserted and it was hallowed for them both by sacred associations.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • What to him the sanctity of the star which the Son of God has hallowed as his own emblem?

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for hallowed

hallowed

/ˈhæləʊd; liturgical ˈhæləʊɪd/
adjective
1.
set apart as sacred
2.
consecrated or holy
Derived Forms
hallowedness, noun

hallow

/ˈhæləʊ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to consecrate or set apart as being holy
2.
to venerate as being holy
Derived Forms
hallower, noun
Word Origin
Old English hālgian, from hāligholy
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Word Origin and History for hallowed

hallow

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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