hiero-


a combining form meaning “sacred,” “priestly,” used in the formation of compound words: hierocracy.

Nearby words

  1. hierarchical,
  2. hierarchism,
  3. hierarchize,
  4. hierarchy,
  5. hieratic,
  6. hierocracy,
  7. hierodeacon,
  8. hierodule,
  9. hieroglyph,
  10. hieroglyphic

Also especially before a vowel, hier-.

Origin of hiero-

< Greek hieró(s) holy, sacred

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British Dictionary definitions for hiero-

hiero-

before a vowel hier-

combining form

holy or divinehierocracy; hierarchy

Word Origin for hiero-

from Greek, from hieros

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