prostasis

[ proh-stey-sis ]
/ proʊˈsteɪ sɪs /

noun, plural pro·sta·ses [proh-stey-seez]. /proʊˈsteɪ siz/.

(in a classical temple) a pronaos or prostas before a cella.

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Origin of prostasis

<Greek próstasis;see pro-2, stasis
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