apa·​da·​na | \ ˌapəˈdänə, ˌäp-\
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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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