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  • The word translated "swarms of flies" most probably denotes the great Egyptian beetle, Scarabaeus sacer, which is constantly represented in their sculptures.

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  • Sacrifice comes from the Latin sacer, from which we derive the word "sacred."

    Rabbi Josh Feigelson: What Would You Sacrifice To Repair The World?

  • The next one is going to be called Horny Stepmoms and the Rise of the Homo sacer.

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  • Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sacrificium, from sacr -, sacer + facere to make -- more at DO

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  • Middle English, from past participle of sacren to consecrate, from Anglo-French sacrer, from Latin sacrare, from sacr-, sacer sacred; akin to Latin sancire to make sacred, Hittite šaklāi- rite

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  • It seems definite, on the other hand, that the Missa Sine nomine was composed for King Ferdinand, a supposition encouraged by the distich found at the head of this mass in the Verona manuscript: “Ferdinande sacer inter divos referende cantica tinctoris suscipe parva tui” “O Ferdinand, saintly enough to be counted amongst the gods, accept these little compositions by Tinctoris”.

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  • Sola digna tu fuisti ferre saeculi pretium, atque portum praeparare nauta mundo naufrago, quem sacer cruor perunxit, fusus Agni corpore.

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  • [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sacrificium: sacer, sacred; see SACRED + facere, to make.]

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  • Ortelius, Lampsacus, olim Priapo sacer ob vinum generosum, et loci delicias.

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  • [4797] Hieronymus: unde ob optimum vinum Lamsacus olim Priapo sacer: et venerandi Bacchi socia apud [4798] Orpheum Venus audit.

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