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hieron

[hahy-uh-ron, hahy-ron] /ˈhaɪ əˌrɒn, ˈhaɪ rɒn/
noun, plural hiera
[hahy-er-uh, hahy-ruh] /ˈhaɪ ər ə, ˈhaɪ rə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greece) a temple or a sacred place.
Origin
< Greek hierón
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