proaulion

noun pro·au·li·on \ prōˈȯlēən , -ēˌän \

Definition of proaulion

plural proaulions \-nz\ or proaulia \-ēə\
: 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


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