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exonarthex

[ek-soh-nahr-theks]
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noun
  1. a covered walk, vestibule, or narthex situated before a narthex; an outer narthex.

Origin of exonarthex

First recorded in 1840–50; exo- + narthex
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Examples from the Web for exonarthex

Historical Examples

  • The exonarthex deserves special attentions on account of its façade.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople

    Alexander Van Millingen

  • The exonarthex has disappeared and the old principal entrance is walled up.


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