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Halidom


Halidom
noun


Pronunciation:
[ha-li-dem]

Definition:

A holy place or object.

Etymology:
From the Old English halig meaning holy and the suffix -dom refering to a state or condition.

Usage:
"Indy held the chalice to his lips and received an enraged roar from the tribesmen behind him. To them the chalice was a halidom but to Indy it was simply a tool with which to drink and quench his thirst."

Love Tahlia. Posting early because she missed the first lecture of the semester and is not regretting it one bit.
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