chalcidicum

[ kal-sid-i-kuh m ]
/ kælˈsɪd ɪ kəm /

noun, plural chal·cid·i·ca [kal-sid-i-kuh] /kælˈsɪd ɪ kə/.

an annex of an ancient Roman basilica.
an annex or appendage, especially a narthex, of an early Christian basilica.

Origin of chalcidicum

1720–30; < Latin, noun use of neuter of Chalcidicus < Greek Chalkidikós, equivalent to Chalkid- (stem of Chalkís) Chalcis + -ikos -ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chalcidicum

  • In fine, the Chalcidicum was the smaller Exchange, and the niches still seen there must have been the stands of the auctioneers.