variants or less commonly aedicule or edicule
plural aediculae
also aedicules or edicules
: a small structure used as a shrine : a niche for a statue
usually used in plural

Word History


borrowed from Latin aedicula, diminutive of aedēs, aedis "temple, (in plural) abode, house"

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aedicula was in 1672

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“Aedicula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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