EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of or relating to sacred rites or observances. Origin of sacral 1 1880–85;
) sacred thing +
-al 1 Origin of sacral 2 1760–70;
New Latin sacrālis;
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C19: from Latin
sacrum sacred object adjective of or relating to the sacrum Word Origin for sacral
C18: from New Latin
sacrālis of the sacrum
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Word Origin and History for sacral adj.
1767, in anatomy, "of or pertaining to the
sacrum, from Modern Latin sacralis. In anthropology, "pertaining to religious rites," 1882, from Latin sacrum "sacred thing, rite" (see sacred). Related: sacralization.
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adj. In the region of or relating to the sacrum.
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