parascenium

[ par-uh-see-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌpær əˈsi ni əm /

noun, plural par·a·sce·ni·a [par-uh-see-nee-uh]. /ˌpær əˈsi ni ə/.

either of two wings flanking and extending forward from the skene of an ancient Greek theater.

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Origin of parascenium

1700–10; <New Latin <Greek paraskḗnion space at sides of stage. See para-1, scene
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