Definition of Pronaos

1. n. The porch or vestibule of a temple.



Definition of Pronaos

1. Noun. (architecture) The inner area of the portico of a Greek or Roman temple ¹

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Definition of Pronaos

1. a vestibule in front of a temple [n PRONAOI]

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Literary usage of Pronaos

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1. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"CHAPTER IV THE CELLA AND pronaos 1. THE length of a temple is adjusted so that ... Let the remaining three parts, constituting the pronaos, extend to the ..."

2. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"Restored Scenes of Metopes from the pronaos 18-19 3. Restored Doric Frieze from the pronaos 30 4. Restored Doric Frieze from the ..."

3. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"At the north, the shafts ofthe two pronaos columns have been rebuilt. ... Five additional drums belong to the pronaos shafts, but only one of these (CL 27) ..."

4. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"Let the remaining three parts, constituting the pronaos, extend to the antae terminating the walls, which antae ought to be of the same thickness as the ..."

5. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"Let the remaining three parts, constituting the pronaos, extend to the antae terminating the walls, which antae ought to be of the same thickness as the ..."

6. Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America by Archaeological Institute of America, William Cranston Lawton, Joseph Silas Diller, Joseph Thacher Clarke (1898)
"BEAM FROM COFFERED CEILING OF pronaos. (For Scale, see Fig. 20. ... This makes it probable that the pronaos ceiling was divided into three compartments, ..."

7. The geography of Herodotus by James Talboys Wheeler (1854)
"To tliis great pronaos a second pronao^. ... Light was obtained through small apertures t«m ?e°orr *n ^ie TO°^ -^11 beyond the pronaos was called the • 'T 1 ..."

8. History of Architecture: From the Earliest Times; Its Present Condition in by Louisa Caroline Tuthill (1848)
"The portico or pronaos was more elevated and larger than the sanctuary or temple; it was sustained by columns, and closed laterally with walls. ..."

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