sacellum

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English[edit]

A view of the sacellum of the Anaunia Martyrs in the Basilica of San Simpliciano, Milan, Italy.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sacellum.

Noun[edit]

sacellum (plural sacella)

  1. A small chapel, as a monument within a church
  2. (ancient Rome) A shrine open to the sky, sometimes used for sacrificial purposes, or in honor of the divine

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A diminutive from sacer (sacred, dedicated) +‎ -lus.

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Noun[edit]

sacellum n (genitive sacellī); second declension

  1. A sanctuary dedicated to a deity, usually open to the sky
  2. A chapel

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sacellum sacella
genitive sacellī sacellōrum
dative sacellō sacellīs
accusative sacellum sacella
ablative sacellō sacellīs
vocative sacellum sacella

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