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  • n. A consecrated place, especially a temple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A consecrated place; esp., a temple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Gr. archœol.: Any sacred place or consecrated site, inclosed or open. Hence A chapel or shrine.
  • n. A sanctuary:

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἱερόν (hieron, "sacred").

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