proaulion

noun pro·au·li·on \prōˈȯlēən, -ēˌän\

Definition of proaulion

plural

proaulions

\-nz\ or

proaulia

\-ēə\
  1. :  a portico or colonnade that opens into the narthex of a church or temple

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Origin and Etymology of proaulion

Late Greek, from Greek, vestibule, from pro 1pro- + aulion cottage, chamber, diminutive of aulē court, hall — more at aula


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