prostas

[ proh-stas ]
/ ˈproʊ stæs /

noun, plural pro·sta·des [proh-stey-deez] /proʊˈsteɪ diz/.

(in classical architecture) an antechamber or vestibule.
(in a classical temple) the area included between parastades.

Nearby words

  1. prost,
  2. prostacyclin,
  3. prostades,
  4. prostaglandin,
  5. prostanoic acid,
  6. prostasis,
  7. prostat-,
  8. prostatalgia,
  9. prostate,
  10. prostate gland

Origin of prostas

< Greek prostás literally, that which stands before (cf. prostasis)

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