telesterion

[ tel-uh-steer-ee-on ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈstɪər iˌɒn /
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noun, plural tel·es·te·ri·a [tel-i-steer-ee-uh] /ˌtɛl ɪˈstɪər i ə/.

(in ancient Greece) a building in which religious mysteries were celebrated.

Nearby words

  1. telesis,
  2. telesoftware,
  3. telespectroscope,
  4. telesphorus,
  5. telestereoscope,
  6. telesthesia,
  7. telesthetic,
  8. telestich,
  9. telesurgery,
  10. teletex

Origin of telesterion

< Greek telestḗrion place for initiation, equivalent to teles-, stem of teleîn to fulfill, initiate (see tele-2) + -tērion neuter noun suffix denoting place

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