apadana

noun
apa·​da·​na | \ ˌapəˈdänə, ˌäp- \
plural -s

Definition of apadana

: the great hall in ancient Persian palaces

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History and Etymology for apadana

Old Persian apadāna palace, from apa- away + dāna container, receptacle, from to put, make, create; akin to Avestan & Sanskrit apa away and to Avestan dadāitī he puts, gives, Sanskrit dadhāti

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“Apadana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apadana. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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