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= aedicula; specifically the structure covering the Holy Sepulchre. Also: a representation of a structural feature (usually in miniature) for ornamental purposes.See also aedicula
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Gell (1777–1836), classical archaeologist and traveller. From classical Latin aedicula aedicula; compare -cule. Compare French aedicule.
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