cella

noun

cel·​la
ˈselə
plural cellae
-ˌlē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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“Cella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cella. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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