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From Middle English sacred, isacred, past participle of sacren, sakeren (to make holy, hallow), from Old French sacrer (to consecrate, anoint, dedicate), from Latin sacrāre, present active infinitive of sacrō, from sacer (sacred, holy), from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂krós (sacred), from *seh₂k- (to sanctify, to make a treaty).