Word Summary
hieros: sacred, a sacred thing, a temple
Original Word: ἱερός
Transliteration: hieros
Phonetic Spelling: (hee-er-os')
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: sacred, a sacred thing, a temple
Meaning: sacred, a sacred thing, a temple
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain affinity; sacred -- holy.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2413: ἱερός

ἱερός, ἱερά, ἱερόν (its primary sense is thought to be mighty; cf. Curtius, § 614; Vanicek, p. 88; yet see Schmidt as below; fr, Homer down), sacred, consecrated to the deity, pertaining to God: ἱερά γράμματα, sacred Scriptures, because inspired by God, treating of divine things and therefore to be devoutly revered, 2 Timothy 3:15 (Josephus, Antiquities prooem. 3; (10, 10, 4 at the end); b. j. 6, 5, 4; contra Apion 1 (10, 3; 18, 6); 26, 1; ἱεραι βίβλοι, Antiquities 2, 16, 5; (c. Apion 1, 1; 23, 4), etc.; οὐκ ἐνετραφης οὐδέ ἐνησκηθης τοῖς ἱεροῖς γραμμασι, Philo, leg. ad Gaium § 29, Mang. edition ii., p. 574); (κήρυγμα, Mark 16 WH in (rejected) 'Shorter Conclusion'); neuter plural as a substantive, τά ἱερά, the holy things, those which pertain to the worship of God in the temple, 1 Corinthians 9:13, cf. ἐργάζομαι, 2 a. (See references under the word ἅγιος, at the end; especially Schmidt, chapter 181.)