sacrum etymology

Latin word sacrum comes from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂k-

Detailed word origin of sacrum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*seh₂k- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sh₂krós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sakros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
sacer Latin (lat) (only poetic and in post-Augustan prose) Execrable, detestable, horrible, infamous; criminal, impious, wicked, abominable, cursed.. Devoted to a divinity for sacrifice, fated to destruction, forfeited, accursed.. Divine, celestial.. Sacred, holy, dedicated to a divinity, consecrated, hallowed (translating Greek ἱερός).
sacrum Latin (lat) (only in plural) Poems (as sacred to the muse).. (only in plural, post-Augustan) Secrets, mysteries.. A holy or sacred object, e.g. vessel, statue, utensil.. A holy or sacred place, e.g. sanctuary, shrine, temple.. A religious act or observance, e.g. a sacrifice, festival, rite.. Divine worship or religion.. The private religious rites of a family.

Words with the same origin as sacrum

Descendants of *seh₂k-
obsecro sacerdos