proaulion

noun

pro·​au·​li·​on
prōˈȯlēən,
-ēˌän
plural proaulions
-nz
or proaulia
-ēə
: a portico or colonnade that opens into the narthex of a church or temple

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek, from Greek, vestibule, from pro pro- entry 1 + aulion cottage, chamber, diminutive of aulē court, hall

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“Proaulion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proaulion. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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