propylaeum

noun pro·py·lae·um \ ˌprä-pə-ˈlē-əm , ˌprō- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of propylaeum

plural -laea play \ˌprä-pə-ˈlē-ə, ˌprō-\
: a vestibule or entrance of architectural importance before a building or enclosure often used in plural

Origin and Etymology of propylaeum

Latin, from Greek propylaion, from pro- before + pylē gate — more at pro-


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