hiero-


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hiero-

or hier-
pref.
Sacred; holy: hierology.

[Greek, from hieros, holy; see eis- in Indo-European roots.]

hiero-

or before a vowel

hier-

combining form
holy or divine: hierocracy; hierarchy.
[from Greek, from hieros]

hiero-

a combining form meaning “sacred,” “priestly”: hierocracy.
Also, esp. before a vowel, hier-.
[< Greek, comb. form of hierós]