hallow

[ hal-oh ]
/ ˈhæl oʊ /

verb (used with object)

to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.

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Origin of hallow

First recorded before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga ), derivative of hālig “consecrated, sacred, holy”; see holy

OTHER WORDS FROM hallow

hal·low·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hallow

hallow
/ (ˈhæləʊ) /

verb (tr)

to consecrate or set apart as being holy
to venerate as being holy

Derived forms of hallow

hallower, noun

Word Origin for hallow

Old English hālgian, from hālig holy
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