Translation of sacred in Spanish:

sacred

Pronunciation: /ˈseɪkrəd; ˈseɪkrɪd/

adj

  • 1.1 (blessed, holy) [ground/site/animal] sagrado to swear by all that's sacred jurar por lo más sagrado sacred to sb/sth consagrado a algn/algo a temple sacred to Apollo un templo consagrado a Apolo sacred to the memory of … consagrado or dedicado a la memoria de … is nothing sacred any more? ¿ya no se respeta nada?
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    • It is a work dedicated essentially to the greatness of the god Viu and is, therefore, particularly sacred to Vaiavas, worshippers of Viu.
    • Indeed, every cooking bowl in Jerusalem and throughout Judah would be sacred to God.
    • We mark that this day was sacred to the goddess Venus, to whom the Phoenicians consecrated the fish.
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    • Cows are regarded as sacred animals in my religion.
    • Everyone should respect whatever is held sacred by any other individual.
    • A rare ritual burial of four horses has been discovered in an area experts regard as a sacred landscape surrounding one of the most important prehistoric sites in the North of England.
    1.2 (with religious subject) [text] sagrado; [music] sacro
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    • Music, sacred or secular, was one of his greatest pleasures.
    • The choir's repertoire includes sacred and secular music ranging from the 16th century to the present day and in a wide range of musical styles and languages.
    • The special advent choral concert will be conducted by Peter Frost and includes sacred and secular music from early and modern composers.
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    • States have constitutions, political parties their manifestos and religions have sacred texts to guide their policies and action from time to time.
    • I'm absolutely sure about that and it's in all the literature in the ancient, sacred writings of all religions.
    • For instance, the sacred texts of many religions offer compelling narratives which, at their best, can promote ethical reflection and a sense of shared experience.

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