[suh-kel-uh m, -sel-]
- a small chapel, as a monument within a church.
- (in ancient Rome) a shrine open to the sky.
Origin of sacellum
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for sacellum
The gens had its own sacellum or chapel, and its own sacra or religious rites.Custom and Myth
These two appellations we have already found in the preceding quotations to be capellula and sacellum.Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1
James Y. Simpson
On the south slope of the latter are remains of a small temple or sacellum described by St Jerome.
In the early days of Rome many gentes had each their own sacellum for the performance of their religious rites.Ancient Society
Lewis Henry Morgan
This is the portal of its temple, through which alone we can gain access to the sacellum where its aporrheta are concealed.The Symbolism of Freemasonry
Albert G. Mackey