hiero-, hier-

(Greek: sacred, holy; religious)

hieromaniac
1. Someone who has a religious fervor characterized by delusions with a religious content.
2. Anyone who has pathological religious visions or delusions.
hieromantic
1. Foretelling the future with the observation of objects offered in religious sacrifices, or from sacred things.
2. The observation of sacrificial remains or sacred objects to divine the future.
hieromantist
1. Someone who divines the future with the observation of objects offered in religious sacrifices, or from sacred things.
2. A person who divines with sacrificial remains or sacred objects; by observing the things offered as sacrifices; including entrails of sacrifices.
hieromartyr
In the Greek Calendar, a martyr who was in holy orders.
hieromnemon (s) (noun), hieromnemons (pl)
Historically, someone who was in charge of religious matters: The hieromnemon was a record-keeper or secretary sent to every state by the Amphictyonic Council and was accompanied by a minister or also a deputy.
hieromonach
A monk who also serves as a priest.
hieromonk
A monk who is also a priest.
hieron
1. In ancient Greece, a temple or a sacred place.
2. A consecrated place; especially, a temple.
hieronosus
A former term for epilepsy (a disorder of the brain with psychic dysfunction).
Hieronymian, Hieronymic
1. Relating to St. Jerome from Latin Hieronymus, "Jerome".
2. Pertaining to or by St. Jerome (4th-5th century A.D.).
hieronymite, Hieronymite, Jeronymite
1. A member of a congregation of hermits named after St. Jerome.
2. A name given to someone belonging to the medieval religious orders called Hermits of St. Jerome.
hieronymites, Hieronymites
A common name for three or four congregations of hermits living according to the rule of St. Augustine with supplementary regulations taken from St Jerome's writings.

Their habit, or clothing, was white, with a black cloak.

Hieronymus
In the Roman Catholic Church, one of the great fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420).
hieropathic
Pertaining to a love of, or strong feeling for, the clergy.
hierophancy
The function of a hierophant; that is, expounding sacred mysteries.

Ancient hieroscribe symbol This ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, the symbol of the Egyptian scribe, will take you to an explanation of hieroglyphs for a greater understanding of these special writing symbols.


Related religious-word units: church; dei-, div-; ecclesi-; fanati-; idol-; -olatry; theo-; zelo-.

Related "holy, sacred" word families: hagio-; icono-; sacro-; sanct-.