sanctum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sānctum (that which is holy).

Noun[edit]

sanctum (plural sanctums)

  1. A place set apart, as with a sanctum sanctorum; a private retreat or workroom. A sacred or private place.
    • 1848, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, Chapter 17.
      For myself, I had no need to make any change; I should not be called upon to quit my sanctum of the schoolroom; for a sanctum it was now become to me, -- "a very pleasant refuge in time of trouble."

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sānctum

  1. nominative neuter singular of sānctus
  2. accusative masculine singular of sānctus
  3. accusative neuter singular of sānctus
  4. vocative neuter singular of sānctus