sanctuarium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly sanctus (holy) +‎ -ārium (improperly for an adjective), via *sanctuārius, (relating to sanctity). But the u, which is unexpected for the second declension, makes this doubtful. The Late Latin noun sanctus post-dates sanctuārium by several centuries.

Noun[edit]

sānctuārium n (genitive sānctuāriī or sānctuārī); second declension

  1. prince's lockbox
  2. (Late Latin) shrine, sanctuary
  3. (Late Latin) relics of a saint; a case for such relics

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sānctuārium sānctuāria
Genitive sānctuāriī
sānctuārī1
sānctuāriōrum
Dative sānctuāriō sānctuāriīs
Accusative sānctuārium sānctuāria
Ablative sānctuāriō sānctuāriīs
Vocative sānctuārium sānctuāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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