Herodotus also reported that Egyptians would not kiss Greeks on their mouths because Greeks consumed their sacred animal, the cow.
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.
The new oil paint, that is, reveals the sacred story of spiritual light imprinting on matter better than ever before.
"A sacred cow since the late '80s, now it's run its course," Reed said.
There is no middle ground in submitting our sacred rights to the whims of foreign tyrants.
Don't you know that your good name is as sacred to me as Mabel's?
They were domestic sacrifices only, since the sacred things of the spouses were at home only.
What a full Armoury then have we, in all the sacred Pages that lie before us?
The penalty of death was to be inflicted on any man who should marry a sacred virgin.
All of life is sacred to the lover, and all life is sacred to him.
late 14c., past participle adjective from obsolete verb sacren "to make holy" (c.1200), from Old French sacrer "consecrate, anoint, dedicate" (12c.) or directly from Latin sacrare "to make sacred, consecrate; hold sacred; immortalize; set apart, dedicate," from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed," from Old Latin saceres, from PIE root *sak- "to sanctify." Buck groups it with Oscan sakrim, Umbrian sacra and calls it "a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections." Related: Sacredness.
Nasalized form is sancire "make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain." Sacred cow "object of Hindu veneration," is from 1891; figurative sense of "one who must not be criticized" is first recorded 1910, reflecting Western views of Hinduism. Sacred Heart "the heart of Jesus as an object of religious veneration" is from 1765.
Reserved for exclusive use by something. The term might mean only writable by whatever it is sacred to.
For example, "Register 7 is sacred to the interrupt handler" would mean that if any other code changed the contents of register 7, dire consequences would ensue.