delubrum

delubrum

[duh-loo-bruhm]
noun, plural delubra [duh-loo-bruh] .
(in ancient Rome) a temple, shrine, or sanctuary.

Origin:
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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