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exonarthex

[ ek-soh-nahr-theks ]
/ ˌɛk soʊˈnɑr θɛks /
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noun

a covered walk, vestibule, or narthex situated before a narthex; an outer narthex.

Nearby words

exogenous fiber, exogenous hyperglyceridemia, exome, exomphalos, exon, exonarthex, exonerate, exoneration, exonuclease, exonumia, exonumist

Origin of exonarthex

First recorded in 1840–50; exo- + narthex
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for exonarthex

  • The exonarthex has disappeared and the old principal entrance is walled up.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
  • The exonarthex deserves special attentions on account of its façade.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen