Variant of holy
- dedicated to religious use; belonging to or coming from God; consecrated; sacred
- spiritually perfect or pure; untainted by evil or sin; sinless; saintly
- regarded with or deserving deep respect, awe, reverence, or adoration
- ☆ Slang very much of a: a generalized intensive: a holy terror
Origin: Middle English holie from Old English halig (akin to German heilig) from base of Old English hal, sound, happy, whole: first used inch(es) Old English as translated, translation of Classical Latin sacer, sanctus, inch(es) the Vulgate
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