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One entry found for sacred.
Main Entry: sa·cred
Pronunciation: primarystresssamacr-krschwad
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English sacred "sacred," derived from early French sacrer "to make holy, dedicate to God," from Latin sacrare (same meaning), from sacr-, sacer "sacred, holy" --related to CONSECRATE, SACRIFICE
1 : set apart in honor of someone (as a god) <a mountain sacred to Jupiter>
2 : HOLY 3 <the sacred name of Jesus>
3 : 1RELIGIOUS 2 <sacred songs>
4 : deserving respect or honor <a sacred right>
- sa·cred·ly adverb
- sa·cred·ness noun

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