plural proaulions
or proaulia
: a portico or colonnade that opens into the narthex of a church or temple

Word History


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

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“Proaulion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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