Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

7 Cycling Words

propylon

[prop-uh-lon] /ˈprɒp əˌlɒn/
noun, plural propyla [prop-uh-luh] /ˈprɒp ə lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of propylon
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek propýlon, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pýl(ē) gate + -on neuter singular noun ending
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for propylon
Historical Examples
  • I well remember the morning when I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.

    Sketches Benjamin Disraeli
  • Champollion and some architects suppose that they stood before a propylon.

  • Judging from the scenes and inscriptions which accompany it, Champollion thought this represented a propylon at the Ramesseum.

  • The really ancient part of the structure begins with the rows of sphinxes which border the road behind the propylon.

  • The second type of propylon differs from the first in having a very much smaller doorway in comparison with its total mass.

  • I well remember the morning I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.

    Sketches Benjamin Disraeli
  • Hallock sat as rigid as a carved figure flanking an Egyptian propylon, which his attitude suggested.

  • Do you know, too, that my ignorance is such that I had to look in the dictionary to find out what plectrum and propylon meant.

    Mark Gildersleeve John S. Sauzade

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for propylon

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for propylon

15
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for propylon