As a center of Christian antiquity, Mosul is considered by many Middle Eastern Christians to be one of their holiest cities.
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Her whole life and being were dominated by these men—men who thought they were the holiest on earth.
The poor and 'obscure' life was perhaps, after all, the highest, holiest and best!
He will make it the happiest, as well as the holiest of your lives!
It is impossible that you can be merely friends,it is impossible, without violating the holiest bonds, that you can be more.
Only through death, through blood-shedding, was there access to the holiest of all.
It is possible for a believer to dwell in the holiest of all.
Old English halig "holy, consecrated, sacred, godly," from Proto-Germanic *hailaga- (cf. Old Norse heilagr, Old Frisian helich "holy," Old Saxon helag, Middle Dutch helich, Old High German heilag, German heilig, Gothic hailags "holy"). Adopted at conversion for Latin sanctus.
Primary (pre-Christian) meaning is not possible to determine, but probably it was "that must be preserved whole or intact, that cannot be transgressed or violated," and connected with Old English hal (see health) and Old High German heil "health, happiness, good luck" (source of the German salutation Heil). Holy water was in Old English. Holy has been used as an intensifying word from 1837; used in expletives since 1880s (e.g. holy smoke, 1883, holy mackerel, 1876, holy cow, 1914, holy moly etc.), most of them euphemisms for holy Christ or holy Moses.