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[ee-kuh s] /ˈi kəs/
noun, plural oeci
[ee-sahy] /ˈi saɪ/ (Show IPA)
(in an ancient Roman house) an apartment, especially a dining room, decorated with columns.
Origin of oecus
< Latin < Greek oîkos house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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 Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Opening into the rear of the peristyle on one side is the oecus , on the other a long dining room (w).

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