noun apa·da·na \ˌapəˈdänə, ˌäp-\

Definition of apadana



  1. :  the great hall in ancient Persian palaces

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at of, do

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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