Origin of propylon
1825–35; < Greek propýlon, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pýl(ē) gate + -on neuter singular noun ending
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Examples from the Web for propylon
Champollion and some architects suppose that they stood before a propylon.The Overland Guide-book
The really ancient part of the structure begins with the rows of sphinxes which border the road behind the propylon.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)
I well remember the morning when I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.
I well remember the morning I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.
Judging from the scenes and inscriptions which accompany it, Champollion thought this represented a propylon at the Ramesseum.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)