sanctum sanctorum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sanctum sanctōrum, translating Hebrew קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים(Qṓḏeš HaqQŏḏāšîm).

Noun[edit]

sanctum sanctorum

  1. The Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple.
  2. A person's most private retreat or sanctuary.
    • 1864, Charlotte Bronte, The Professor:
      Mdlle Reuter turned her eye laterally on me, to ascertain, probably, whether I was collected enough to be ushered into her sanctum sanctorum.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literal translation of Hebrew קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים(Qṓḏeš HaqQŏḏāšîm)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsaːnk.tum saːnkˈtoː.rum/, [ˈsaːŋk.t̪ʊ̃ˑ saːŋkˈt̪oː.rʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈsank.tum sankˈto.rum/, [ˈsaŋk.t̪um saŋkˈt̪ɔː.rum]

Noun[edit]

sānctum sānctōrum n sg (genitive sānctī sānctōrum); second declension

  1. Holy of Holies; holiest place

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter) with an indeclinable portion, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative sānctum sānctōrum
Genitive sānctī sānctōrum
Dative sānctō sānctōrum
Accusative sānctum sānctōrum
Ablative sānctō sānctōrum
Vocative sānctum sānctōrum

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