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]

sanctuārium n ‎(genitive sanctuāriī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sanctuārium sanctuāria
genitive sanctuāriī sanctuāriōrum
dative sanctuāriō sanctuāriīs
accusative sanctuārium sanctuāria
ablative sanctuāriō sanctuāriīs
vocative sanctuārium sanctuāria

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