sacellum

noun

sa·​cel·​lum
səˈkeləm,
səˈse-
plural sacella
-lə
1
: a small monumental chapel in a church
2
: an unroofed space in an ancient Roman building consecrated to a divinity

Word History

Etymology

Latin, pagan Roman sacellum, diminutive of sacrum sanctuary, sacred object, from neuter of sacer sacred

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“Sacellum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacellum. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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