As an adjective holiest
); most sacred.
As a noun holies is
used almost exclusively in (holy of holies
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(holy); most sacred.
(holey); most full of holes.
Used almost exclusively in (Holy of Holies).
* Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke, History of Ancient Art (1882) p. 146:
- The holy of holies , a cubical space of ten cubits on the side, was separated from the larger antechamber by four columns, which were also covered with gold and stood upon silver sockets; they bore a second curtain of four colors.