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naos

[ney-os] /ˈneɪ ɒs/
noun, plural naoi
[ney-oi] /ˈneɪ ɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a temple.
2.
Architecture. cella.
Origin of naos
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75, naos is from the Greek word nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine
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naos

/ˈneɪɒs/
noun (pl) naoi (ˈneɪɔɪ)
1.
(rare) an ancient classical temple
2.
(architect) another name for cella
Word Origin
C18: from Greek: inner part of temple
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