(in an ancient Greek house) an apartment for men, especially one for banqueting.
(in an ancient Roman house) a passage between two peristyles.

Nearby words

  1. andromaque,
  2. andromeda,
  3. andromeda galaxy,
  4. andromeda strain,
  5. andromonoecious,
  6. andropause,
  7. androphobia,
  8. androphore,
  9. andropov,
  10. andros

Origin of andron

< Greek, equivalent to andr- andr- + -ōn noun suffix



noun Classical Mythology.

a son of Anius who was given the power of prophecy by Apollo.
Also Andrus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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).

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