andron

[an-dron]
noun
  1. (in an ancient Greek house) an apartment for men, especially one for banqueting.
  2. (in an ancient Roman house) a passage between two peristyles.

Origin of andron

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

Andron

[an-dron]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Anius who was given the power of prophecy by Apollo.
Also Andrus.
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Historical Examples of 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
n.

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