Noun Adytum Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adytum

Pronunciation:

/ˈadɪtəm/

Definition:
1.

noun

The innermost sanctuary of an ancient Greek temple.
  1. 'They were descending the tapestries of the oratory walls or scuttling beneath the arrases that screened off the adyta behind the idol.'
((n.) The innermost sanctuary or shrine in ancient temples, whence oracles were given. Hence: A private chamber; a sanctum.)


Origin:
Latin, from Greek aduton, neuter singular of adutos ‘impenetrable’, from a- ‘not’ + duein ‘enter’.

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