tabernacle

[ tab-er-nak-uh l ]
/ ˈtæb ərˌnæk əl /

noun

verb (used with or without object), tab·er·nac·led, tab·er·nac·ling.

to place or dwell in, or as if in, a tabernacle.

Origin of tabernacle

1200–50; Middle English < Late Latin tabernāculum, Latin: tent, equivalent to tabern(a) hut, stall, inn (cf. tavern) + -āculum, probably extracted from hibernāculum winter quarters (see hibernaculum)

Related forms

tab·er·nac·u·lar [tab-er-nak-yuh-ler] /ˌtæb ərˈnæk yə lər/, adjectiveun·tab·er·nac·led, adjective
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tabernacle

/ (ˈtæbəˌnækəl) /

noun

Derived Forms

tabernacular, adjective

Word Origin for tabernacle

C13: from Latin tabernāculum a tent, from taberna a hut; see tavern
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