Sanctum-sanctorum



[sangk-tawr-uh m, -tohr-] /sæŋkˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
noun
1.
the holy of holies of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem.
2.
sanctum (def 2).
sanctum sanctorum
/sæŋkˈtɔːrəm/
noun
1.
(Bible) another term for the holy of holies
2.
(often facetious) an especially private place
sanctum sanctorum [(sangk-tuhm sangk-tawr-uhm)]

Latin for “holy of holies.” The place in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. By extension, a sacred and private place.

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