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 History of this Word

"saint" is from "sanctus" ("holy") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"sanct-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "holy" or "official" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

sanct- illustration All things will naturally be sanctified.
sanct- illustration The Council has imposed sanctions in sixteen cases.