sanctum sanctorum


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sanctum sanc·to·rum

 (săngk-tôr′əm)
n.
1. Judaism The innermost shrine of a tabernacle and temple; the holy of holies.
2. An inviolably private place: The clubhouse was their sanctum sanctorum.

[Late Latin sānctum sānctōrum (translation of Greek to hagion tōn hagiōn, translation of Hebrew qōdeš haqqodāšîm) : sānctum, holy place + sānctōrum, genitive pl. of sānctum, holy place.]

sanctum sanctorum

(sæŋkˈtɔːrəm)
n
1. (Judaism) Bible another term for the holy of holies
2. often facetious an especially private place
[C14: from Latin, literally: holy of holies, rendering Hebrew qōdesh haqqodāshīm]

sanc′tum sanc•to′rum

(sæŋkˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-)
n.
1. the holy of holies of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]

sanctum sanctorum

1. the holy of holies; a place of great holiness.
2. a most private place.
See also: Places
the holy of holies; a place of great holiness.
See also: Sacredness

sanctum sanctorum

A Latin phrase meaning holy of holies, used to mean a place regarded as private or sacred.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanctum sanctorum - a place of inviolable privacysanctum sanctorum - a place of inviolable privacy; "he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go"
retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
2.sanctum sanctorum - (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
sanctuary - a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
Tabernacle - (Judaism) a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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That is the time, after your Departure is taken, when the spirit of your commander communes with you in a muffled voice, as if from the sanctum sanctorum of a temple; because, call her a temple or a "hell afloat" - as some ships have been called - the captain's state-room is surely the august place in every vessel.
Now, had Tashtego perished in that head, it had been a very precious perishing; smothered in the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti; coffined, hearsed, and tombed in the secret inner chamber and sanctum sanctorum of the whale.
Reuter turned her eye laterally on me, to ascertain, probably, whether I was collected enough to be ushered into her sanctum sanctorum.
The dry-room, this pantheon, this sanctum sanctorum of the tulip-fancier, was, as Delphi of old, interdicted to the profane uninitiated.
I enter a swamp as a sacred place,-- a sanctum sanctorum.
15 am on Friday when the chief priest of the Attukal Bhagavathi Temple lit the makeshift stove with fire brought from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
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Now, dark clouds are hanging over this very sanctum sanctorum of justice.
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