- a city in ancient Greece: the chief city of Megaris.
- Classical Mythology. a daughter of Creon whose children were slain by her husband, Hercules, in a fit of madness.
- a building or semi-independent unit of a building, generally used as a living apartment and typically having a square or broadly rectangular principal chamber with a porch, often of columns in antis, and sometimes an antichamber or other small compartments.
Origin of megaron
First recorded in 1875–80, megaron is from the Greek word mégaron (in Homer) the principal living quarters of a palace
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Examples from the Web for megara
But, if you please, let us first sit down; for I am tired with my yesterday's journey from Megara.Eryxias
An Imitator of Plato
Megara was lost—and now all the holds on the Peloponnesus were surrendered.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
In his same term of office he got Megara into his hands, and caused it to join also.
Megara made strong resistance to Calenus, and was treated with severity.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
Over them, however, is a road which leads to Megara and Attica from the Isthmus.
- a town in E central Greece: an ancient trading city, founding many colonies in the 7th and 8th centuries bc. Pop: (municipality): 27 252 (2001)
- a tripartite rectangular room containing a central hearth surrounded by four pillars, found in Bronze Age Greece and Asia Minor
from Greek, literally: hall, from megas large
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