sanctum sanctorum

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sanctum sanctōrum, translating Hebrew קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים (qōdesh haqqŏdāshīm).

NounEdit

sanctum sanctorum (uncountable)

  1. The Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple.
  2. A person's most private retreat or sanctuary.
    • 1864, Charlotte Bronte, The Professor:
      Mdlle Reuter turned her eye laterally on me, to ascertain, probably, whether I was collected enough to be ushered into her sanctum sanctorum.

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NounEdit

sānctum sānctōrum n (second declension)

  1. Holy of Holies; holiest place

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Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 20:25