Definition of Sacrarium

1. n. A sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity.



Definition of Sacrarium

1. Noun. (''in Ancient Rome'') A place where sacred objects were kept, either in a temple (the adytum) or in a house (holding the penates) ¹

2. Noun. The area surrounding the altar of a Christian church; the sanctuary or piscina. Sometimes specifically a drain directly to the earth, perhaps including reference to a basin, for washing vessels from consecration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sacrarium

1. an ancient roman shrine [n -RIA]

Medical Definition of Sacrarium

1. Origin: L, fr. Sacer sacred. 1. A sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity. 2. The adytum of a temple. 3. In a Christian church, the sanctuary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sacrarium

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sacrarium (current term)
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Literary usage of Sacrarium

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1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1901)
"... a fourth century recorder of ancient prodigies, relates, that in AUc 606 (147 BC) "a fire ravaged Rome, when the Regia also was consumed ; the sacrarium ..."

2. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1849)
"In this place I think it probable that sacrarium means some chapel, specially prepared for the Blessed Sacrament; for in this Ordinary of Monte Cassino the ..."

3. Westminster Abbey by Georgina E. Troutbeck (1900)
"CHAPTER V THE sacrarium AND CHOIR " How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch,d and ..."

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