noun, plural sac·ra [sak-ruh, sey-kruh] /ˈsæk rə, ˈseɪ krə/. Anatomy.
Origin of sacrum
Related Words for sacrabackside, back, duff, buttocks, butt, behind, seat, beam, tail, tush, can, bum, keister, moon, fanny, rear, prat, breech, croup, hindquarters
Examples from the Web for sacra
Historical Examples of sacra
And Huxley, in controversy, was no more kind to my sacra than to other people's.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The gens had its own sacellum or chapel, and its own sacra or religious rites.Custom and Myth
An oak tree with a scroll containing the words “Sacra Quercus.”The Curiosities of Heraldry
Mark Antony Lower
The cults recognized by the state are the sacra of noble clans.
Not, of course, to be confused with the sacra rappresentazione so called.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama
Walter W. Greg
noun plural -cra (-krə)
Word Origin for sacrum
bone at the base of the spine, 1753, from Late Latin os sacrum "sacred bone," from Latin os "bone" (see osseous) + sacrum, neuter of sacer "sacred" (see sacred). Said to be so called because the bone was the part of animals that was offered in sacrifices. Translation of Greek hieron osteon. Greek hieros also can mean "strong," and some sources suggest the Latin is a mistranslation of Galen, who was calling it "the strong bone."