Holiest vs Holies - What's the difference?

holiest | holies |


As an adjective holiest

is (holy); most sacred.

As a noun holies is

used almost exclusively in (holy of holies).

holiest

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (holy); most sacred.
  • (holey); most full of holes.
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    holies

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    Noun

    (head)
  • 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.

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