- (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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A delubrum was an isolated building, surrounded with an area, dedicated to religious purposes.Rambles in Rome
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