noun nar·thex \ˈnär-ˌtheks\

Definition of NARTHEX

:  the portico of an ancient church
:  a vestibule leading to the nave of a church

Origin of NARTHEX

Late Greek narthēx, from Greek, giant fennel, cane, casket
First Known Use: circa 1673


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