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hallowed

[hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id] /ˈhæl oʊd; in liturgical use often ˈhæl oʊ ɪd/
adjective
1.
regarded as holy; venerated; sacred:
Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English halwed; Old English (ge)halgod; see hallow1 + -ed2
Related forms
hallowedly, adverb
hallowedness, noun
Synonyms
blessed. See holy.
Antonyms
desecrated.

hallow1

[hal-oh] /ˈhæl oʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
2.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate:
to hallow a battlefield.
Origin
before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga), derivative of hālig holy
Related forms
hallower, noun

hallow2

[huh-loh] /həˈloʊ/
interjection, noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for hall-owed

hallow

/ˈhæləʊ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to consecrate or set apart as being holy
2.
to venerate as being holy
Derived Forms
hallower, noun
Word Origin
Old English hālgian, from hāligholy

hallowed

/ˈhæləʊd; liturgical ˈhæləʊɪd/
adjective
1.
set apart as sacred
2.
consecrated or holy
Derived Forms
hallowedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hall-owed

hallow

v.

Old English halgian "to make holy, to honor as holy, consecrate, ordain," related to halig "holy," from Proto-Germanic *hailaga- (cf. Old Saxon helagon, Middle Dutch heligen, Old Norse helga), from PIE root *kailo- "whole, uninjured, of good omen" (see health). Used in Christian translations to render Latin sanctificare. Also used since Old English as a noun meaning "holy person, saint." Related: Hallowed; hallowing.

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hall-owed in the Bible

to render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is from the Saxon, and properly means "to make holy." The name of God is "hallowed", i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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