Sacred–profane dichotomy

Profane (formed in the 17th century from Latin profanus: " unsanctified, mean, ruthless ," actually " in front of the sanctuary faring ", from Latin fanum, " holy place " and pro- " before " ) refers to the property of objects or actions, not to be associated with a cult not to wear ritual or religious significance, not to be holy. Profane objects are awarded no magical properties and effects.

The profane is this-worldly, secular nature; as the opposite is true, the sacral. A distinction is made in the architecture after use between secular buildings and religious buildings.

In today's everyday language is profane also used as a synonym for " commonplace ". The Profane has no outstanding significance and represents the simple normal case dar. is often also used profane derogatory synonym for vulgar, banal or trivial.