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n. pl. ad·y·ta (-tə)
The innermost sanctum of a temple, as in ancient Greece.
[Latin, from Greek aduton, from adutos, not to be entered : a-, not; see a-1 + duein, to enter.]
n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Historical Terms) the most sacred place of worship in an ancient temple from which the laity was prohibited
[C17: Latin, from Greek aduton a place not to be entered, from a-1 + duein to enter]
ad•y•tum(ˈæd ɪ təm)
n., pl. -ta (-tə).
(in an ancient temple) a sacred inner place that the public was forbidden to enter; inner shrine.
[1665–75; < Latin < Greek ádyton (place) not to be entered]