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holy
American English: /ˈhoʊli/
British English: /ˈhəʊli/

Translation of holy in Spanish:

adjective -lier, -liest

  • 1.1 (sacred, sanctified)
    (ground/place)
    (day)
    de precepto
    de guardar
    (water)
    the Holy Bible
    la Sagrada or Santa Biblia
    the Holy City
    la Ciudad Santa
    the Holy Family
    la Sagrada Familia
    the Holy Father/Office
    el Santo Padre/Oficio
    the holy oil
    los santos óleos
    the Holy Rood
    la Santa Cruz
    the Holy Scripture
    las Sagradas Escrituras
    a holy war
    una guerra santa
    Example sentences
    • At the same time, we are committed to free access and free practice, to the members of the other two religions, to the holy shrines in Jerusalem.
    • His act of praying transforms the cityscape into a sacred space and holy ground.
    • He put the turban upon his head and set the gold rosette as symbol of holy dedication on the front of the turban as the Lord had commanded him.
    1.2
    (person/life/virtue)
    Example sentences
    • What do the lives and service of holy women teach us about ordaining women?
    • It also seems right to think that among such holy people, the broken, addicted, and deceived of our world will see the true way of life with its promise of healing, freedom, and peace.
    • He was a very holy person who had a real interest in people.
    Example sentences
    • As a result my picture hopefully has a holy spiritual quality.
    • Real prayer isn't about showing how good, holy or spiritual you are.
    • They were men, holy and angelic in spirit, who preached the word of Allâh in different times and climes and in every land.
    1.3 [colloquial]they had a holy horror of gambling
    el juego les parecía un sacrilegio
    that child is a holy terror
    ese niño es el mismísimo demonio [colloquial]
    holy cow o mackerel o Moses o smoke!
    ¡rayos y centellas!
    ¡Dios bendito!
    Example sentences
    • But holy smoke, are their doughnuts amazing or what?
    • So he had to be pretty sharp and he fell in love with a girl who he thought he was going to spend a weekend with, it happened to a lot of people, holy God, he was hooked.
    • And I knew immediately, holy heavens, we are under attack.

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