- plural of propylon.
Origin of propylon
1825–35; < Greek propýlon, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pýl(ē) gate + -on neuter singular noun ending
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Examples from the Web for propyla
Neither the number of the propyla nor of the sphinxes is determined by any rule.
Just outside the Propyla was the small temple of Wingless Victory.
Already the incense was burning, already the cypress had been placed before the Propyla of the Palatine.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
One of the propyla is entirely of granite, adorned with the most finished hieroglyphics.The Overland Guide-book
The great temple stands on the very summit of the Acropolis, elevated far above the Propyla and the surrounding edifices.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)
John Lloyd Stephens