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noun, plural ep·i·na·oi [ep-uh-ney-oi] /ˌɛp əˈneɪ ɔɪ/.
  1. a rear vestibule, as of a classical temple.
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Compare pronaos.

Origin of epinaos

Also called opisthodomos, posticum.
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Historical Examples

  • 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