cella

noun
cel·​la | \ ˈselə \
plural cellae\ -​ˌlē \

Definition of cella

: the frequently hidden inner part of a Greek or Roman temple that housed the image of the deity also : the corresponding part of a modern building of similar design

called also naos

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History and Etymology for cella

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“Cella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cella. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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