Definitions for naosˈneɪ ɒs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•os*ˈneɪ ɒs(n.)(pl.)-oi

  1. a temple or shrine.

  2. Category: Architecture

    Ref: cella . 2

* (-oi)..

Origin of naos:

1765–75; < Gk nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine


  1. naos(Noun)

    The inner part of a Greek temple; it contained a statue of the appropriate deity surrounded by a colonnaded portico; it gave rise to the Roman cella

  2. Origin: From ναός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naos(noun)

    a term used by modern archaeologists instead of cella. See Cella


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