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Etymology 1[уреди]

Ryusenji temple in Osaka, Japan.

From Средњи Енглески temple, from Стари Енглески templ, tempel

, borrowed from Латински templum (shrine, temple, area for auspices). Compare Old High German tempal (temple), also a borrowing from the Latin.


temple (plural temples)

  1. A house of worship, especially
    1. A house of worship dedicated to a polytheistic faith.
      The temple of Zeus was very large.
    2. (Judaism) Шаблон:syn of, especially a non-Orthodox synagogue.
      How often do you go to temple?
    3. (Mormonism) A church closed to non-Mormons and necessary for particular rituals.
    4. (Japan) A Buddhist house of worship, as opposed to a Shinto shrine.
  2. A meeting house of the Oddfellows fraternity; its members.
  3. (figuratively) Any place regarded as holding a religious presence.
  4. (figuratively) Anything regarded as important or minutely cared for.
    My body is my temple.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 1, scene 3, lines 11–14:
      For nature crescent does not grow alone
      In thews and bulks, but as this temple waxes,
      The inward service of the mind and soul
      Grows wide withal.
  5. (figuratively) A gesture wherein the forefingers are outstretched and touch pad to pad while the other fingers are clasped together.
    • 2010, James LePore, A World I Never Made, strana 251:
      Again Abdullah listened intently, his eyes closed, his ten fingers forming a temple of his hands in front of him.