- Often propylaea. a vestibule or entrance to a temple area or other enclosure, especially when elaborate or of architectural importance.
Origin of propylaeum
Examples from the Web for propylaeum
Historical Examples of propylaeum
These, with the Propylaeum, before mentioned, come out wonderfully against a blue sky.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
Here the visitor found another portal or propylaeum of a magnificent character.
Magazines with fine painted store jars came to light beneath the floor of the later “propylaeum.”
At Frankfort the dead-house occupies one of the wings of the propylaeum, which forms the main entrance to the cemetery.
- a portico, esp one that forms the entrance to a temple