A Quick Overview of Temple
A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities such as prayer and sacrifice. A templum constituted a sacred precinct as defined by a priest, or augur.
- It has the same root as the word "template," a plan in preparation of the building that was marked out on the ground by the augur.
- Templa also became associated with the dwelling places of a god or gods.
- Despite the specific set of meanings associated with the religion of the ancient Rome, the word has now become quite widely used to describe a house of worship for any number of religions and is even used for time periods prior to the Romans.