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/ˌhaɪəˈreɪkəʊˌsfɪŋks/ noun (pl) -sphinxes, -sphinges (-ˌsfɪndʒiːz) 1. (in ancient Egyptian art) a hawk-headed sphinx
sacred city, a city of Phrygia, where was a Christian church under the care of Epaphras (Col. 4:12, 13). This church was founded at the same time as that of Colosse. It now bears the name of Pambuk-Kalek, i.e., “Cotton Castle”, from the white appearance of the cliffs at the base of which the ruins […]
[hahy-uh-rahrk, hahy-rahrk] /ˈhaɪ əˌrɑrk, ˈhaɪ rɑrk/ noun 1. a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest. 2. a person having high position or considerable authority. 3. one of a body of officials or minor priests in certain ancient Greek temples. /ˈhaɪəˌrɑːk/ noun 1. 2. a person at a high level in […]
[hahy-uh-rahr-ki-kuh l, hahy-rahr-] /ˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr-/ adjective 1. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a . adj. 1680s, from Medieval Latin hierarchicus, from hierarchia (see hierarchy). Hierarchical is from 1580s. adj. 1560s, from hierarchic + -al (1). Related: Hierarchically.