pronaos

[ proh-ney-os ]
/ proʊˈneɪ ɒs /
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noun, plural pro·na·oi [proh-ney-oi] /proʊˈneɪ ɔɪ/.

(in a classical temple) an open vestibule before the cella.
Compare epinaos.

Origin of pronaos

From the Greek word prónāos, dating back to 1605–15. See pro-2, naos
Also called anticum.
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