Definition of sacellum
1 : a small monumental chapel in a church
2 : an unroofed space in an ancient Roman building consecrated to a divinity
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Origin and Etymology of sacellum
Latin, pagan Roman sacellum, diminutive of sacrum sanctuary, sacred object, from neuter of sacer sacred
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