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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for hagio-


before a vowel hagi-

combining form

indicating a saint, saints, or holinesshagiography

Word Origin for hagio-

via Late Latin from Greek, from hagios holy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012