Holy, holy, holy

Following the last post, I (Alex) wanted to share with you another project for my HEL class. This one is an etymology project in which we had to trace one word back to its origins. I chose the word 'Holy'. Here is the beginning:


The word Holy should immediately evoke in our minds the image of the only One who is worthy of this title, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. 

The word holy is rendered in all the dictionaries referenced for this assignment and the entries and meanings are very consistent to each other. Even the so-called slang dictionaries acknowledge the original senses of the word before adding to our understanding of current usages of the word. 

To keep reading, please click here: Holy

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