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Megara

[meg-er-uh] /ˈmɛg ər ə/
noun
1.
a city in ancient Greece: the chief city of Megaris.
2.
Classical Mythology. a daughter of Creon whose children were slain by her husband, Hercules, in a fit of madness.
Related forms
Megarian, Megarean
[mjuh-gar-ee-uh n, me‐] /mdʒəˈgær i ən, mɛ‐/ (Show IPA),
Megaric, adjective

megaron

[meg-uh-ron] /ˈmɛg əˌrɒn/
noun, plural megara
[meg-er-uh] /ˈmɛg ər ə/ (Show IPA),
megarons. (in pre-Hellenic Greek architecture)
1.
a building or semi-independent unit of a building, generally used as a living apartment and typically having a square or broadly rectangular principal chamber with a porch, often of columns in antis, and sometimes an antichamber or other small compartments.
Origin of megaron
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80, megaron is from the Greek word mégaron (in Homer) the principal living quarters of a palace
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Megara

/ˈmɛɡərə/
noun
1.
a town in E central Greece: an ancient trading city, founding many colonies in the 7th and 8th centuries bc. Pop: (municipality): 27 252 (2001)

megaron

/ˈmɛɡəˌrɒn/
noun (pl) -ra (-rə)
1.
a tripartite rectangular room containing a central hearth surrounded by four pillars, found in Bronze Age Greece and Asia Minor
Word Origin
from Greek, literally: hall, from megas large
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