sacrarium

noun

sa·​crar·​i·​um sə-ˈkrer-ē-əm How to pronounce sacrarium (audio)
sa-,
sā-
plural sacraria sə-ˈkrer-ē-ə How to pronounce sacrarium (audio)
sa-,
sā-
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: an ancient Roman shrine or sanctuary in a temple or a home holding sacred objects

Examples of sacrarium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953,, wooden steps were constructed on top of the Cosmati pavement in the sacrarium at the Abbey. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin, shrine, from sacr-, sacer sacred

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacrarium was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Sacrarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacrarium. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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