Hallows

hallow

1 [hal-oh]

Origin:
before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga), derivative of hālig holy

hallower, noun
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hallow

2 [huh-loh]
interjection, noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
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hallow (ˈhæləʊ)
 
vb
1.  to consecrate or set apart as being holy
2.  to venerate as being holy
 
[Old English hālgian, from hāligholy]
 
'hallower
 
n

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hallow
O.E. halgian "to make holy, to honor as holy," related to halig "holy," from P.Gmc. *khailig (cf. O.S. helagon, M.Du. heligen, O.N. helga; see health). Used in Christian translations to render L. sanctificare.
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Hallow definition


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).

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