- (in an ancient Roman house) an apartment, especially a dining room, decorated with columns.
Origin of oecus
< Latin < Greek oîkos house
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Examples from the Web for oecus
The remains of such an oecus may be seen in the houses of Meleager and of the Labyrinth.
In the oecus, the excavation was made from which the house received its name.
In the doors leading from the corridor to the oecus, terrified faces of slaves began to show themselves a second time.Quo Vadis
Opening into the rear of the peristyle on one side is the oecus , on the other a long dining room (w).