am·​phith·​y·​ron | \ amˈfithəˌrän \
plural amphithyra\ -​ərə \

Definition of amphithyron

: a veil or curtain before the doors of the iconostasis in the Eastern Church

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First Known Use of amphithyron

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphithyron

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

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“Amphithyron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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