[ ney-os ]
/ ˈneɪ ɒs /

noun, plural na·oi [ney-oi] /ˈneɪ ɔɪ/.

a temple.
Architecture. cella.

Words nearby naos

Origin of naos

First recorded in 1765–75, naos is from the Greek word nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for naoi

  • This was accomplished by the exertions of naoi naoinear ciad ginealach mac—the nine nines of first-begotten sons.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer

British Dictionary definitions for naoi

/ (ˈneɪɒs) /

noun plural naoi (ˈneɪɔɪ)

rare an ancient classical temple
architect another name for cella

Word Origin for naos

C18: from Greek: inner part of temple
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