opisthodomos

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ὀπισθόδομος (opisthódomos, back room), from ὀπίσω (opísō) + δόμος (dómos).

NounEdit

opisthodomos (plural opisthodomoi)

  1. (Greek architecture) A porch at the rear of a temple, set against the blank back wall of the cella.

ReferencesEdit

Gardner's Art through the ages. 12th edition. Volume 1.