- (in ancient Greece) a building in which religious mysteries were celebrated.
Origin of telesterion
< Greek telestḗrion place for initiation, equivalent to teles-, stem of teleîn to fulfill, initiate (see tele-2) + -tērion neuter noun suffix denoting place
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The Telesterion, or Hall of Initiation, was a large covered building, about 170 ft. square.