Definition of sanctum in English:

sanctum

Syllabification: sanc·tum
Pronunciation: /ˈsaNG(k)təm
 
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noun (plural sanctums)

  • 1A sacred place, especially a shrine within a temple or church.
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    • The result is that many Smarta priests are entering the temple sanctums.
    • Harmful energy lines include water arteries, underground movements and ore and coal repositories, while ‘power zones’ occur predominately around old churches and pagan sanctums.
    • Its easier to work with technology these days than it is to find obscure herbs and ingredients, to get proper working tools for the old pagan religions, or to construct proper sanctums for ritual use.
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Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, neuter of sanctus 'holy', from sancire 'consecrate'.

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