holy of holies love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Judaism The sanctuary inside the tabernacle in the Temple of Jerusalem, in which the Ark of the Covenant was kept.
  • noun Eastern Orthodox Church The bema or sanctuary in a church.
  • noun A place of awe.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of Holy of Holies.

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  • noun (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
  • noun (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Late Latin sānctum sānctōrum (ultimately translation of Hebrew qōdeš haq-qodāšîm) : sānctum, neuter of sānctus, holy + sānctōrum, neuter genitive pl. of sānctus.]

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