chalcidicum

noun

chal·​cid·​i·​cum
kalˈsidə̇kəm
variants or chalcidic
-dik
plural chalcidica
-ə̇kə
or chalcidics
1
a
: a porch of entrance especially to a Roman basilica
b
: a vestibule of a Christian basilica : narthex
2
: a building attached to a Roman basilica
3
: a large Roman building for judicial functions

Word History

Etymology

Latin chalcidicum, from neuter of Chalcidicus Chalcidian, from Chalcid-, Chalcis + Latin -icus -ic

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“Chalcidicum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalcidicum. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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