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telesterion

[tel-uh-steer-ee-on] /ˌtɛl əˈstɪər iˌɒn/
noun, plural telesteria
[tel-i-steer-ee-uh] /ˌtɛl ɪˈstɪər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(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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