- (in an ancient Greek house) an apartment for men, especially one for banqueting.
- (in an ancient Roman house) a passage between two peristyles.
Origin of andron
< Greek, equivalent to andr- andr- + -ōn noun suffix
- a son of Anius who was given the power of prophecy by Apollo.
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Examples from the Web for andron
The andron was a passage at the right or the left of the tablinum, connecting the atrium with the peristyle (Figs. 115, 121).Pompeii, Its Life and Art
Word Origin and History for andron
men's apartment in a house, from Greek andron, collateral form of andronitis "men's apartment," from aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper