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adytum (s) (noun), adyta (pl)
1. The sanctum in certain ancient temples which was available just for priests: Only the most holy of rites were conducted by the religious ministers in the adyta of ancient temples.
2. A private area or locality : During the court adjournment, the judge went to his adytum for a little rest.
3. Etymology: from Greek a-, "not" plus Greek dyein, "to enter".
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