Adytum meaning

ădĭ-təm
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The sanctum in an ancient temple.
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The innermost room or shrine in certain old temples, to be entered only by priests.
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A sanctum.
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The innermost sanctuary or shrine in ancient temples, whence oracles were given.
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(by extension) A private chamber; a sanctum.
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Origin of adytum

  • Latin from Greek aduton from adutos not to be entered a- not a–1 duein to enter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin adytum, from Ancient Greek ἄδυτον (aduton, “shrine”), neuter substantive form of ἄδυτος (adutos, “not to be entered”).

    From Wiktionary