hagio- repr. Gr. hágios holy, used for ‘saint’ in hagiography, hagiology (XIX) and derivs. hagiographa books of the O.T. not included in the Law and the Prophets. XVI — late L. — Gr., ‘sacred writings’. hagioscope opening in the wall of an aisle, etc., supposed to provide a view of the high altar (also called squint). XIX.
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