Definition of amphithyron
: 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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