[drom-uh s, -os; droh-muh s, -mos]
- Archaeology. a passageway into an ancient subterranean tomb.
- a racetrack in ancient Greece.
Origin of dromos
First recorded in 1840–50, dromos is from the Greek word drómos a running, course, place for running
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Examples from the Web for dromos
From the propylaia, a dromos, or sacred avenue, led to the double temple.Pagan and Christian Rome
Through the dromos they reached the first propylæum, then the second, the third, the fourth.The Tour
The crowd descended into the town in silence, along the Dromos and along the quay.
An entrance-passage, the dromos, led from the valley to the tholos in a gently inclined ascent.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
Then she turned to the right, before the immense avenue of the Dromos where the house of Demetrios was.