HyperDic: holy_of_holies

English > 2 senses of the expression holy of holies:
NOUNattributeholy of holies(figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable
artifactholy of holies, sanctum sanctorum(Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
English > holy of holies: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaning(figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable.
Example"every politician fears to touch that holy of holies, the Social Security System"
BroadersacrednessThe quality of being sacred
Spanishlo más sagrado
English > holy of holies: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept.
Synonymsanctum sanctorum
CategoryJudaismThe monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Part ofTabernacle(Judaism) a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus
BroadersanctuaryA consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
Spanishsanctasanctórum
Catalansancta sanctorum

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