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hieron

[ hahy-uh-ron, hahy-ron ]
/ ˈhaɪ əˌrɒn, ˈhaɪ rɒn /
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noun, plural hi·er·a [hahy-er-uh, hahy-ruh]. /ˈhaɪ ər ə, ˈhaɪ rə/.

(in ancient Greece) a temple or a sacred place.

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Origin of hieron

From the Greek word hierón
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