The Temple of Isis from Philae (Egypt)




  • To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; to temple a god


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  • From Middle English temple, from Old English templ, tempel, borrowed from Latin templum ("shrine, temple, area for auspices"). Compare Old High German tempal, also a borrowing from the Latin.
  • From Middle English temple, from Old French temple, from Vulgar Latin, from Latin tempora, plural of tempus. See temporal bone.
  • Borrowed from Latin templum ("a small timber, a purlin"); compare templet and template.

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