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propylaeum

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noun pro·py·lae·um \ˌprä-pə-ˈlē-əm, ˌprō-\

Definition of propylaeum

plural

-laea

\-ˈlē-ə\
  1. :  a vestibule or entrance of architectural importance before a building or enclosure —often used in plural



Origin and Etymology of propylaeum

Latin, from Greek propylaion, from pro- before + pylē gate — more at pro-


First Known Use: circa 1706


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