Adyta



(in ancient worship) a sacred place that the public was forbidden to enter; an inner shrine.
the most sacred or reserved part of any place of worship.
Historical Examples

What wonderful things they have heard from the adyta themselves!
Arguments Of Celsus, Porphyry, And The Emperor Julian, Against The Christians Thomas Taylor

noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
the most sacred place of worship in an ancient temple from which the laity was prohibited

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