temenos

noun tem·e·nos \ˈteməˌnäs\

Definition of temenos

plural

temene

\-ˌnē\
  1. :  a temple enclosure or court in ancient Greece :  a sacred precinct

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Origin and Etymology of temenos

Greek, piece of land cut off as an official or sacred domain, temenos, from temnein to cut — more at tome


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