hieron

[hahy-uh-ron, hahy-ron]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. hierogram,
  2. hierogrammat,
  3. hierolatry,
  4. hierology,
  5. hieromonk,
  6. hieronymic,
  7. hieronymite,
  8. hieronymus,
  9. hierophant,
  10. hierophantic

Origin of hieron

From the Greek word hierón

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