sacred

[ sey-krid ]
/ ˈseɪ krɪd /

adjective

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Origin of sacred

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, originally past participle of sacren “to consecrate” from Latin sacrāre “to devote,” derivative of sacer “holy”; see -ed2

synonym study for sacred

2. See holy.

OTHER WORDS FROM sacred

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sacred

sacred , sacrosanct.
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British Dictionary definitions for sacred

sacred
/ (ˈseɪkrɪd) /

adjective

exclusively devoted to a deity or to some religious ceremony or use; holy; consecrated
worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect
protected by superstition or piety from irreligious actions
connected with or intended for religious usesacred music
dedicated to; in honour of

Derived forms of sacred

sacredly, adverbsacredness, noun

Word Origin for sacred

C14: from Latin sacrāre to set apart as holy, from sacer holy
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