noun pryt·a·ne·um \ˌpritənˈēəm\

Definition of prytaneum



  1. :  a public building or hall in an ancient Greek city containing the state hearth and serving as the place of meeting and dining for the prytanes and sometimes of official hospitality for distinguished citizens and visitors

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Origin and Etymology of prytaneum

Latin, from Greek prytaneion, from prytaneia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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