Definition of propylaeum
plural -laea \-ˈlē-ə\
: a vestibule or entrance of architectural importance before a building or enclosure —often used in plural
Origin of propylaeum
Latin, from Greek propylaion, from pro- before + pylē gate — more at pro-
First Known Use: circa 1706
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