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ὅσιος

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Ancient Greek

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [hósios]
  • (Koine): IPA: [hˈo̞sio̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈosios]

Adjective

ὅσιος m., ὅσια f., ὅσιον n.; first/second declension; (hosios)

  1. pious, hallowed, sanctioned by the gods, (as opposed to δίκαιος "sanctioned by human law")
  2. of things which are allowed by divine law but not sacred: profane (as opposed to ἱερός "sacred to the gods")
  3. of persons: pious, devout, sinless

Inflection

Noun

ὅσιος (genitive ὁσίου) m, second declension; (hosios)

  1. title of five special priests at Delphi
  2. Biblical: plural οἱ ὅσιοι "the saints" (LXX Psalm 29.4)

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G3741

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