What does sanctum sanctorum mean?

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sæŋkˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-sanc·tum sanc·to·rum

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  1. sanctum, sanctum sanctorum(noun)

    a place of inviolable privacy

    "he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go"

  2. holy of holies, sanctum sanctorum(noun)

    (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept


  1. sanctum sanctorum(Noun)

    The Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple.

    Etymology: From sanctum sanctorum, translating .

  2. sanctum sanctorum(Noun)

    A person's most private retreat or sanctuary.

    Etymology: From sanctum sanctorum, translating .


  1. Sanctum sanctorum

    The Latin phrase sanctum sanctorum is a Latin translation of the biblical term: "Holy of Holies" which generally refers in Latin texts to the Holiest place of the Tabernacle of Ancient Israel and later the Temples in Jerusalem, but also has some derivative use in application to imitations of the Tabernacle in church architecture. The Latin word sanctum is the neuter form of the adjective "holy," and sanctorum its genitive plural. Thus the term sanctum sanctorum literally means "the holy [place/thing] of the holy [places/things]," replicating in Latin the Hebrew construction for the superlative, with the intended meaning "the most holy [place/thing]." The plural form sancta sanctorum is also used, arguably as a synecdoche referring to the holy relics contained in the sanctuary. The Vulgate translation of the Bible uses Sancta sanctorum for the Holy of Holies. Hence the derivative usage to denote the Sancta Sanctorum chapel in the complex of St John Lateran, Rome.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctum sanctorum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctum sanctorum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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