sacrarium

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/sæˈkrɛərɪəm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sə krârē əm)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sa•crar•i•um  (sə krârē əm),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -crar•i•a 
    (sə krârē əm),USA pronunciation 
  1. Religion[Rom. Cath. Ch.]a piscina.
  2. Religion[Eccles.]the sanctuary or chancel.
  3. Antiquity[Rom. Hist.]a shrine or sanctuary.
sa•crari•al, adj. 
  • Latin, equivalent. to sacr-, stem of sacer holy + -ārium -ary
  • 1700–10

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sacrarium /sæˈkrɛərɪəm/ n ( pl -craria / -ˈkrɛərɪə/)
  1. the sanctuary of a church
  2. a place near the altar of a church, similar in function to the piscina, where materials used in the sacred rites are deposited or poured away
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin sacrārium, from sacer sacred
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