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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.
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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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