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sekos

[see-kos]
noun
  1. (in ancient Greece)
    1. a sanctuary.
    2. the cella of a temple.
  2. any of various other shrines or sanctuaries.
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Also secos.

Origin of sekos

First recorded in 1810–20, sekos is from the Greek word sēkós enclosed area
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Historical Examples of sekos

  • Of these the rear was 20 cubits square, forming the Holy of Holies, the sekos of the Egyptian temples.

    A Manual of the Historical Development of Art

    G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi