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sacrum ī, n

sacer, something consecrated, a holy thing, sacred vessel, sacred utensil, holy place, sanctuary, temple : sacrum qui clepsit rapsitque: metuens velut contingere sacrum, H.: arma conici in acervum iussit sacrumque id Volcano cremavit, L.: pyrā sacri sub imagine factā, O.: sacra ex aedibus suis eripuisse, sacred vessels : Iunonis sacra ferre, H.: cumque suis penetralia sacris, i. e. the Penates , O.A sacred act, religious rite, act of worship, sacrifice, religious service : Graecum illud sacrum monstrare: neve initianto Graeco sacro, according to the Grecian rites : Cereris sacrum Volgare arcanae, H.: pueri Sacra canunt, sacred songs , V.: sacris pontifices quinque praefecit: sacra diis aliis Albano ritu facit, L.: Orphica, festival : Bacchica, O.: Arcana sacra, H.Plur, divine worship, religion : Sabinos in civitatem ascivit, sacris communicatis: religio sacrorum.— Private religious rites, gentile rites, family worship (peculiar to a gens or family, and preserved by tradition): sacra privata perpetua manento: gentilicia, L.: amissis sacris paternis: iugalia, marriage solemnities , O.A secret, mystery : mihi iam puero caelestia sacra placebant, poetic inspiration , O.: Sacra tori, O.

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