(in Ancient Rome) A place where sacred objects were kept, either in a temple (the adytum) or in a house (holding the penates)
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.
Origin: From sacrarium.
a sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity
the adytum of a temple
in a Christian church, the sanctuary
Origin: [L., fr. sacer sacred.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sā-krā′ri-um, n. the part of a church where the altar is, the sanctuary: in ancient Rome, any sacred place, the place where the Penates were stored.—n. Sac′rary (obs.), a holy place.—v.t. Sā′crate (obs.), to consecrate.
sā-krā′ri-um, n. the complex sacrum of any bird.
The numerical value of sacrarium in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sacrarium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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