(in a classical temple) an open vestibule before the cella.
- Also called anticum.
- Compare epinaos.
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How to use pronaos in a sentence
Terminations similar to pilasters upon the ends of the lateral walls of the cella, in pronaos and epinaos.History of Ancient Art | Franz von Reber
First, the pronaos, where we still see clearly, between pillars carved with hieroglyphs.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
We can easily understand how Strabo saw in it the equivalent to the pronaos of the Greek temples.
The real difficulty begins when we look round us for the pronaos, and examine the hypostyle halls.
It is when we arrive at the pronaos that we fail to recognize the disposition to which we have grown accustomed.