sacrarium

[ suh-krair-ee-uh m ]
/ səˈkrɛər i əm /

noun, plural sa·crar·i·a [suh-krair-ee-uh] /səˈkrɛər i ə/.

Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.

Origin of sacrarium

1700–10; < Latin, equivalent to sacr-, stem of sacer holy + -ārium -ary

Related forms

sa·crar·i·al, adjective
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sacrarium

/ (sæˈkrɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -craria (-ˈkrɛərɪə)

the sanctuary of a church
RC Church a place near the altar of a church, similar in function to the piscina, where materials used in the sacred rites are deposited or poured away

Word Origin for sacrarium

C18: from Latin sacrārium, from sacer sacred
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