See also: Naos and nãos

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From Ancient Greek ναός (naós, inner part of the temple).

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naos (plural naoses or naosoi or naoi)

  1. (historical, architecture) The inner part of an ancient Greek temple, containing a statue of the temple's deity and surrounded by a colonnaded portico; (by extension) the Roman cella, which it later gave rise to.
    • 1846 Henry Ellis - The Elgin and Phigaleian marbles of the classical ages, in the British museum
      The simplest form of the rectangular temple was that in which the two side walls were carried out from the naos to form the porch at one or both extremities of the building.
    • 1868, William Watkiss Lloyd, On the General Theory of Proportion in Architectural Design, John Weale, page 18,
      The uncertainty that exists, from the condition of the ruins, as to the height originally assigned by the architect to the interior of the naos and of the opisthodomus,[sic – meaning opisthodomos] hampers our investigation of the considerations by which he decided the distribution of the plan.
    • 1888, H. H. Statham (editor), The Builder, Volume 54, page 114,
      The interior breadth of the naos of the temple as octastyle may, therefore, be deduced within very narrow limits of error; [] .

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EtymologyEdit

From Greek ναός (naós).

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naos n (plural naosuri)

  1. nave

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naos f pl

  1. plural of nao