Origin of sacred
Synonyms for sacred
Antonyms for sacred
Examples from the Web for sacredly
Historical Examples of sacredly
These guaranties must be sacredly preserved and wisely strengthened.
Their permanence is sacredly respected, and his faith therein is perfect.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of course he knew; but it was a thing to be sacredly guarded.Marion's Faith.
That's all, except just a word or two that I keep too sacredly to tell even you.A Soldier of the Legion
C. N. Williamson
Believe in it, seek for it, and when it comes keep it as sacredly as love.'Moods
Louisa May Alcott
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.