narthex definition

  • noun:
    • A portico or lobby of an early Christian or Byzantine chapel or basilica, originally separated from the nave by a railing or screen.
    • An entrance hallway resulting in the nave of a church.
    • A western vestibule resulting in the nave in some (especially Orthodox) Christian churches.

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