amphithyron

noun am·phith·y·ron \amˈfithəˌrän\

Definition of amphithyron

plural

amphithyra

\-ərə\
  1. :  a veil or curtain before the doors of the iconostasis in the Eastern Church

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Origin and Etymology of amphithyron

Late Greek, from Greek, hall, from neuter of amphithyros having a door on both sides, from amphi- + thyra door — more at door


First Known Use: circa 1930


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