[ ee-kuh s ]
/ ˈi kəs /

noun, plural oe·ci [ee-sahy] /ˈi saɪ/.

(in an ancient Roman house) an apartment, especially a dining room, decorated with columns.

Origin of oecus

< Latin < Greek oîkos house
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Examples from the Web for oecus

  • Opening into the rear of the peristyle on one side is the oecus , on the other a long dining room (w).

  • In the doors leading from the corridor to the oecus, terrified faces of slaves began to show themselves a second time.

    Quo Vadis|Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The remains of such an oecus may be seen in the houses of Meleager and of the Labyrinth.

  • In the oecus, the excavation was made from which the house received its name.