adytum

noun ad·y·tum \ ˈa-də-təm \

Definition of adytum

plural adyta play \-tə\
:the innermost sanctuary in an ancient temple open only to priests :sanctum

Origin and Etymology of adytum

Latin, from Greek adyton, neuter of adytos not to be entered, from a- + dyein to enter


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