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Meaning of "odour of sanctity" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ODOUR OF SANCTITY

Originally, the sweet smell said to be exhaled by the bodies of dead saints.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ODOUR OF SANCTITY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODOUR OF SANCTITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Odour of sanctity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ODOUR OF SANCTITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Odour of sanctity

The odour of sanctity, according to the Catholic Church, is commonly understood to mean a specific scent that emanates from the bodies of saints, especially from the wounds of stigmata.

Definition of odour of sanctity in the English dictionary

The definition of odour of sanctity in the dictionary is sanctimoniousness.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODOUR OF SANCTITY

odontophorous
odontorhynchous
odontostomatous
odor
odorant
odorate
odoriferous
odoriferously
odoriferousness
odorimetry
odoriphore
odorize
odorous
odorously
odorousness
odour
odour-free
odoured
odourful
odourless

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODOUR OF SANCTITY

chastity
corporate identity
disquantity
entity
identity
legal entity
minus quantity
mistaken identity
nonentity
nonidentity
numerical identity
old identity
proof of identity
quantity
sacrosanctity
sanctity
scantity
self-identity
unchastity
unknown quantity

Synonyms and antonyms of odour of sanctity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «odour of sanctity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODOUR OF SANCTITY

Find out the translation of odour of sanctity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of odour of sanctity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «odour of sanctity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神圣的气味
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

olor de santidad
570 millions of speakers

English

odour of sanctity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पवित्रता की गंध
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

رائحة من قدسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аромат святости
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

odor de santidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পবিত্রতার গন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

odeur de sainteté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bau kesucian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geruch der Heiligkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

神聖の臭気
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신성 의 냄새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ambu saka kasucen
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

mùi của sự thánh thiện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புனிதத் தன்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पावित्र्याची गंध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kutsallık kokusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

odore di santità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

woń świętości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аромат святості
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

miros de sfințenie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οσμή της αγιότητας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuk van heiligheid
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

lukt av helighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lukt av hellighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of odour of sanctity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ODOUR OF SANCTITY»

The term «odour of sanctity» is normally little used and occupies the 124.899 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODOUR OF SANCTITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about odour of sanctity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODOUR OF SANCTITY»

Discover the use of odour of sanctity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to odour of sanctity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Odour of Sanctity
And, not quite 300 years earlier still, Aurelius Augustine asked God to grant him "chastity and continence, but not yet". THE ODOUR OF SANCTITY tells the astonishing stories of these six candidates for sainthood.
Amy Brown, 2013
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New Scientist
... odour of sanctity" that emanated from the bodies of saints after death makes less demand upon the imagination. The medieval abbeys had the knowledge and the materials to embalm bodies. Queen Eleanor, wife of Edward I, was ...
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The Fragrant Heavens: The Spiritual Dimension of Fragrance ...
This experience of "scenting" happened to a Mrs. Case of Exeter, England, who then went on to research the subject. In Odour of Sanctity, the private publication that resulted, she wrote: People who have lost their sense of smell can smell it.
Valerie Ann Worwood, 1998
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Wounds of Love : The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of ...
87 During the Middle Ages a sweet smell came to be expected of holy corpses, " and if the corpse of a servant of God did not emit 'the odour of sanctity,' the veneration might stop as quickly as it had begun." That expectation was registered and ...
Frank Graziano John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies Connecticut College, 2003
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Secret Cities of Old South America
Baamonte said that this Indian died, a few months later, in the odour of sanctity. Giandomenico Coleti, who, in Venezia, in 1771, published a rare volume, titled Di ^ionario storico-geografico dell' America Meridionale, says that the women of the  ...
Harold T. Wilkins, 1998
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Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell
This perfume scented everything she touched, growing particularly intense when the nun was in a state of ecstasy.8 While an odour of sanctity often appeared during the lifetime of a holy person, as in the above cases, its manifestion was ...
Constance Classen, David Howes, Anthony Synnott, 2002
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New Scientist
Thus "smell of fear", "scent of danger", "atmosphere of tension", "odour of sanctity" , "aura of happiness" and many other expressions. These are commonly regarded simply as artistic metaphors, but they could be interpreted as literal ...
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
The New World continues to dominate the world economy The odour of sanctity: A fragrance after death alleged to be evidence of saintship; facetiously applied to the living who have denied themselves the sensual indulgence of washing ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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Public Opinion considered in letters between one of his ...
N ow about odour of sanctity: what possible connection can there be between filth and godliness? 'I'l you'an noQogvu; I am sure that garlic eating, unwashed importations from abroad would not go down in this country. My case would be ...
Richard William BARNES, 1855
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Common Scents : Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian ...
You may be a model citizen, perhaps a member of the R.S.P.C.A., and you may be in the odour of sanctity as well; but the thing you represent when you come face to face with me has no heart in its breast. What seems to throb there is my own ...
Janice Carlisle Professor of English Tulane University, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODOUR OF SANCTITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term odour of sanctity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Noonday Demons (King's Head, London)
"What a pong," exclaims the mad monk, "must be the odour of sanctity." The cave, as designed by Christopher Hone, looks like a giant coffee ... «WhatsOnStage.com, Jul 15»
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Images of preserved saints whose remains are displayed for the …
Incorruptible bodies are often said to have the odour of sanctity, exuding a sweet or floral, pleasant aroma. To qualify as incorruptible, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Dour McDonnell's more of a liability than he is a leader
... nationalism, he's a throwback to Ireland in the Fifties: the grim propriety of lace doilies and anti-macassars, the stifling odour of sanctity. «Belfast Telegraph, May 15»
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21 facts about St Joseph Vaz
He died in an odour of Sanctity on January 16, 1711, the day and the time that he had been foretold! Before dying he advised those gathered ... «Oherald, Jan 15»
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Facts About Frankincense – The Myth, Magick, and Medicine
According to the Natural History Museum Frankincense was used for so many spiritual ceremonies it became known as “odour of sanctity,” and ... «Patheos, Dec 14»
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DIRTY HABITS
He has given the cleanliness drive an odour of sanctity by linking it with Gandhi Jayanti and involving sundry mutts, missions and mahants, not ... «Calcutta Telegraph, Oct 14»
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How do you become a saint?
Another body related miracle is known as the odour of sanctity, where a candidate's body emits a sweet scent, rather than the stench of decay. «ChristianToday, Apr 14»
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The broken legacy of Roy Jenkins
Roy Jenkins died in the liberal establishment's equivalent of the odour of sanctity. He was a devoted chancellor of Oxford University, equally at ... «New Statesman, Mar 14»
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What New Zealand reads: part two
Poet, who this year released the book-length poem The Odour of Sanctity. I found Michelle de Kretser's Questions of Travel slyly gripping. «New Zealand Listener, Dec 13»
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Ineos's Grangemouth move a poor reflection on UK manufacturing
No one should feel intimidated by the odour of sanctity emitted by other delegates. Not even an archbishop contemplating an encounter with ... «Financial Times, Oct 13»

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