epinaos

[ ep-uh-ney-os ]
/ ˌɛp əˈneɪ ɒs /

noun, plural ep·i·na·oi [ep-uh-ney-oi] /ˌɛp əˈneɪ ɔɪ/.

a rear vestibule, as of a classical temple.

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Also called opisthodomos, posticum.
Compare pronaos.

Origin of epinaos

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Example sentences from the Web for epinaos

  • Terminations similar to pilasters upon the ends of the lateral walls of the cella, in pronaos and epinaos.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber