Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as adytum.

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  • noun obsolete The innermost sanctum of a temple, in which oracles were announced.

Etymologies

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From Latin adytum.

Examples

  • The recess in which it stands hath, behind this rock, and the rocks which surround it, a withdrawn and recluse passage which the eye cannot look into but with an idea of its coming from some more secret and holy adyt.

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  • Therefore it should be closed immediately on health and safety grounds. adyt, eynsham says ...

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