aedicula

noun ae·dic·u·la \ē-ˈdi-kyə-lə\
variants: less commonly

aedicule

or

edicule

\ˈe-də-ˌkyül, ˈē-\

Definition of aedicula

plural

aediculae

\ē-ˈdi-kyə-ˌlē\ also

aedicules

or

edicules

  1. :  a small structure used as a shrine :  a niche for a statue —usually used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of aedicula

borrowed from Latin aedicula, diminutive of aedēs, aedis “temple, (in plural) abode, house” — more at edify


First Known Use: 1672


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