temple

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Etymology 1[edit]

Ryusenji temple in Osaka, Japan.

From Middle English temple, from Old English templ, from Latin templum (shrine, temple, area for auspices).

Noun[edit]

temple (plural temples)

  1. A building for worship.
    The temple of Zeus was very large.
  2. (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
  3. Something regarded as holding religious presence.
  4. Something of importance; something attended to.
    My body is my temple.
  5. (obsolete) A body.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 1, scene 3, lines 11–14:
      For nature crescent does not grow alone
      In thews and bulks, but as this temple waxes,
      The inward service of the mind and soul
      Grows wide withal.
  6. Hands held together with forefingers outstretched and touching pad to pad, with the rest of the fingers clasped.
    • 2010, James LePore, A World I Never Made, page 251:
      Again Abdullah listened intently, his eyes closed, his ten fingers forming a temple of his hands in front of him.
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temple (third-person singular simple present temples, present participle templing, simple past and past participle templed)

  1. (transitive) To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to.
    to temple a god
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Feltham to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Temple in anatomy

From Middle English temple, from Old French temple, from Latin tempora (the temples), plural of tempus (temple, head, face) (see "temporal bone")

Noun[edit]

temple (plural temples)

  1. (anatomy) The slightly flatter region, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.
  2. (ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
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From Latin templum (a small timber, a purlin); compare templet and template.

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temple (plural temples)

  1. (weaving) A contrivance used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
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temple m (plural temples)

  1. temple (building)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin templum, from Proto-Indo-European *t(e)mp-lo-s, from the root *temp- (to stretch, string).

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temple m (plural temples)

  1. temple (for worship)

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From Latin tempora, plural of tempus.

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temple m (oblique plural temples, nominative singular temples, nominative plural temple)

  1. (anatomy) temple

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temple

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of templar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of templar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of templar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of templar.

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