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amphithyron

[ ahm-fee-thee-rawn; English am-fith-uh-ron ]
/ 蓱m藞fi 胃i r蓴n; English 忙m藞f瑟胃 蓹藢r蓲n /
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noun, plural am路phi路thy路ra [ahm-fee-thee-rah; English am-fith-er-uh], /蓱m藞fi 胃i r蓱; English 忙m藞f瑟胃 蓹r 蓹/, am路phi路thy路rons.
Greek Orthodox Church. a divided curtain in front of the door of the iconostasis.
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Also am路phi路thu路ra [am-fuh-thoor-uh], /藢忙m f蓹藞胃蕣蓹r 蓹/, .

Origin of amphithyron

First recorded in 1930鈥35; from Greek amph铆thyron 鈥渉all,鈥 neuter noun use of adjective amph铆thyros 鈥渉aving a door on both sides, having a double entrance,鈥 equivalent to amphi- prefix meaning 鈥渁round, on both sides鈥 + -th媒ron, from th媒r- stem of th媒ra 鈥渄oor鈥 + neuter noun and adjective suffix -on ; see amphi-, door
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