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delubrum

[duh-loo-bruh m] /dəˈlu brəm/
noun, plural delubra
[duh-loo-bruh] /dəˈlu brə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Rome) a temple, shrine, or sanctuary.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin dēlūbrum, apparently equivalent to dēlu(ere) to wash off (dē- de- + -luere, combining form of lavere to wash) + -brum instrumental suffix
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