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]

Borrowed 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.

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

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References[edit]

  • sacellum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sacellum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sacellum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sacellum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • sacellum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sacellum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin