delubrum

[ duh-loo-bruh m ]
/ dəˈlu brəm /

noun, plural de·lu·bra [duh-loo-bruh] /dəˈlu brə/.

(in ancient Rome) a temple, shrine, or sanctuary.

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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Examples from the Web for delubrum

  • A delubrum was an isolated building, surrounded with an area, dedicated to religious purposes.

    Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes