hagioscope

noun

ha·​gio·​scope ˈha-gē-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce hagioscope (audio)
ˈhā-jē-
: an opening in the interior walls of a cruciform church so placed as to afford a view of the altar to those in the transept
hagioscopic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hagioscope was circa 1840

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“Hagioscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hagioscope. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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