- sacramento mountains,
- sacramento sturgeon,
- sacre bleu,
- sacred baboon,
- sacred bamboo,
- sacred college,
- sacred cow,
- sacred heart
Origin of sacred
Examples from the Web for sacred
In fact, one the most sacred holiday for Muslims is the sacrifice of Abraham, known as Eid al-Adha.
There is no middle ground in submitting our sacred rights to the whims of foreign tyrants.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One thing I do to respect the people who want to keep hip hop ‘sacred’ is refer to myself as rap-cabaret.
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.
The land involved is sacred to them and used to gather acorns for religious ceremonies.
She composed a number of sacred legendae, in leonine or rhymed hexameters.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Jacob was the author both of commentaries and of scholia on the sacred books; of these specimens are given by Assemani and Wright.
Shall we not feel impelled to show in all its true light the sacred cause of liberty?The Uprising of a Great People|Count Agnor de Gasparin
So far, however, I have only been to one concert, and that was a sacred concert.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
If he were asked to read prayers in French the idea would seem to him incongruous, a mingling of frivolous with sacred things.Human Intercourse|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Word Origin for sacred
late 14c., past participle adjective from obsolete verb sacren "to make holy" (c.1200), from Old French sacrer "consecrate, anoint, dedicate" (12c.) or directly from Latin sacrare "to make sacred, consecrate; hold sacred; immortalize; set apart, dedicate," from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed," from Old Latin saceres, from PIE root *sak- "to sanctify." Buck groups it with Oscan sakrim, Umbrian sacra and calls it "a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections." Related: Sacredness.
Nasalized form is sancire "make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain." Sacred cow "object of Hindu veneration," is from 1891; figurative sense of "one who must not be criticized" is first recorded 1910, reflecting Western views of Hinduism. Sacred Heart "the heart of Jesus as an object of religious veneration" is from 1765.