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pronaos

[proh-ney-os] /proʊˈneɪ ɒs/
noun, plural pronaoi
[proh-ney-oi] /proʊˈneɪ ɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in a classical temple) an open vestibule before the cella.
Also called anticum.
Compare epinaos.
Origin of pronaos
1605-1615
From the Greek word prónāos, dating back to 1605-15. See pro-2, naos
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