sanctum sanctorumsanctum sanc·to·rum
- holy of holies
- a place of utmost privacy and inviolability
Origin of sanctum sanctorumLL(Ec), holy of holies (see sanctum), used in Vulgate to translated, translation Ecclesiastical Greek to hagion t?n hagi?n (in LXX), translated, translation of Classical Hebrew (language) kodesh hakadashim
- Judaism The innermost shrine of a tabernacle and temple; the holy of holies.
- An inviolably private place: The clubhouse was their sanctum sanctorum.
Origin of sanctum sanctorumLate Latin sanctum sanct&omacron;rum (translation of Greek to hagion t&omacron;n hagi&omacron;n, translation of Hebrew q&omacron;deš haqqodašîm) : sanctum, holy place + sanct&omacron;rum, genitive pl. of sanctum, holy place.