[ duh-loo-bruhm ]
/ dəˈlu brəm /
noun, plural de·lu·bra [duh-loo-bruh]. /dəˈlu brə/.
(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
Words nearby delubrum
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Example sentences 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