naos definition

  • noun:
    • See cella.
    • The inner part of a Greek temple; it contained a statue associated with appropriate deity surrounded by a colonnaded portico; it gave increase towards Roman cella
    • a phrase employed by modern arch├Žologists rather than cella. See cella.
    • In archaeology, a temple, as distinguished from hieron, a shrine (chapel) or sanctuary (in this second sense definitely not implying the existence of any edifice).
    • In structure, the inclosed chamber or cella of an ancient temple, where were placed the statue and a ceremonial altar of this divinity.

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