from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sacred circle where one can be himself without fear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, a sacred inclosure or precinct; a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god; a precinct, usually surrounded by a barrier, allotted to a temple or sanctuary, or consecrated for any other reason.
Ancient Greek τέμενος. (Wiktionary)