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sacred

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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adj.

P. and V. ἱερός, ὅσιος (when contrasted with ἱερός, ὁσιος = profane, secular), σεμνός, V. ἱρός, ἁγνός, σεπτός, Ar. and P. ἅγιος. Sacred to: P. and V. ἱερός (gen.), V. ἱρός (gen.); see consecrated. Inviolable: P. and V. ἄσυλος, V. ἀσύλητος; see inviolable. Sacred war: P. ὁ ἱερὸς πόλεμος (Thuc. 1, 112), πόλεμος Ἀμφικτυονικός (Dem. 275). Sacred rites: see rites.