Hallow meaning

hălō
Hallow is defined as to make or regard as holy or sacred.

An example of to hallow is to have respect for the cross.

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To make or set apart as holy.
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A holy person or saint.
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A sacred or magical object.
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To regard as holy; honor as sacred; venerate.
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To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
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(archaic or dialectal) A saint; a holy person; an apostle.

All Hallows Eve (Halloween), the night before All Hallows Day (now more commonly known as "All Saints Day").

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To make holy, to sanctify.
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To respect or honor greatly; revere.
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To make holy or sacred; sanctify; consecrate.
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A shout, cry; a hulloo.
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Alternative spelling of hollow.
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Origin of hallow

  • Middle English halwen from Old English hālgian kailo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English halwen (“to hallow, sanctify”), from Old English hālgian (“to hallow, sanctify, make holy”), from Proto-Germanic *hailagōną (“to make holy”), from *hailagaz (“holy”), from Proto-Germanic *hailaz (“whole, safe, hale”), from Proto-Indo-European *koil- (“safe, unharmed”). Cognate with Dutch heiligen (“to hallow”), German heiligen (“to bless”). More at holy.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English halwe (“a saint, holy thing, shrine”), from Old English hālga (“saint”), from Proto-Germanic *hailagô (“holy one”), from *hailagaz (“holy”), from Proto-Germanic *hailaz (“whole, safe, hale”), from Proto-Indo-European *koil- (“safe, unharmed”). Cognate with Scots halow, hallow (“saint”), German Heilige (“saint”). More at holy, whole.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English halowen, from halow (interjection), from Old English ēalā (“O!, alas!, oh!, lo!”, interjection), probably conflated with Old French halloer.

    From Wiktionary