amphithyron

noun

am·​phith·​y·​ron
amˈfithəˌrän
plural amphithyra
-ərə
: a veil or curtain before the doors of the iconostasis in the Eastern Church

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphithyron was circa 1930

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“Amphithyron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphithyron. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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