- a temple.
- Architecture. cella.
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
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Historical Examples of 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
- 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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