(Latin: to build, to erect a building; a building, a sanctuary, a temple; originally, aedes, "building a hearth" or "to build a hearth" because the fire in the hearth was the center of the home in early times since it supplied both heat and light; over time, the meaning expanded from the hearth itself to the home and building that enclosed it)

edification (s) (noun), edifications (pl)
Instruction or enlightenment, especially when it is morally or spiritually uplifting: There are some TV programs that provide intellectual learning and edification for those listeners who pay attention.
An enlightenment of intellectual contents.
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edifice (s) (noun), edifices (pl)
1. A building, especially one of imposing appearance or size.
2. An elaborate conceptual structure or concept on which to build a theory or process.
3. Any large, complex system, or organization.
4. A system which has been established for a long time: "It looks as if the whole political edifice of our country is about to collapse."
edifier (s) (noun), edifiers (pl)
Someone who strives to inform or to enlighten others intellectually or spiritually.
edifieth (verb)
An archaic term from a much earlier time meaning, to instruct or to improve morally or intellectually.
edify (verb), edifies; edified; edifying
1. To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.
2. To improve someone's mind.
edile, aedile (s) (noun), ediles, aediles (pl)
A Roman magistrate whose chief business was to superintend public buildings of all kinds; more especially, public edifices, temples, bridges, aqueducts, markets, games, etc.: "The ediles also were responsible for the care of the highways, public places, weights and measures, etc."
edileship (s) (noun), edileships (pl)
The office of a Roman official who was in charge of buildings, sports, roads, sanitation services, and other public projects in ancient Rome.
Sapientia aedificavit sibi Domum.
A Latin motto: "Wisdom has built a Home for itself."

Motto of Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Sapientia Domum aedificavit.
A Latin motto: "Knowledge has built a Home."

Motto of Crosier Seminary Junior College, Onamia, Minnesota, USA.