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delubrum

[duh-loo-bruh m]
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noun, plural de·lu·bra [duh-loo-bruh] /dəˈlu brə/.
  1. (in ancient Rome) a temple, shrine, or sanctuary.
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Origin of delubrum

1655–65; < Latin dēlūbrum, apparently equivalent to dēlu(ere) to wash off (dē- de- + -luere, combining form of lavere to wash) + -brum instrumental suffix
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  • A delubrum was an isolated building, surrounded with an area, dedicated to religious purposes.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes