temenos

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τέμενος (témenos).

Noun[edit]

temenos (plural temenoi or temene)

  1. (chiefly Ancient Greece) A piece of ground surrounding or adjacent to a temple; a sacred enclosure or precinct.
    • 2019, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabs, Yale University Press, p. 123:
      The three spheres – political, commercial, spiritual – intersected, and at the very centre of their conjunction was, and is, the Meccan temenos.

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]