Definition of Propylon

1. n. The porch, vestibule, or entrance of an edifice.



Definition of Propylon

1. Noun. (architecture historical) The porch, vestibule, or entrance of an edifice. ¹

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Definition of Propylon

1. an entrance to a temple [n -LA]

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Literary usage of Propylon

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1. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Topography and Architecture by Nancy Bookidis (1997)
"Restored elevation: Entablature, propylon OP: 19-20 Several fragments of architectural terracottas can be attributed to the roof. The first of these (9A, ..."

2. Village Life in Egypt: With Sketches of the Säid by Bayle St. John (1853)
"... Difficult Navigation — First View of the Temples — Cursory Examination of the Island — Morning View from a propylon — Sound of the Cataracts — Official ..."

3. View of Ancient and Modern Egypt: With an Outline of Its Natural History by Michael Russell (1842)
"... Sculptures—Zodiac and Planisphere—Opinions as to their Antiquity—Thebes—The Gateway or propylon at Luxor—Magnificent Sculptures—Karnac—The Temple; ..."

4. Actual Africa; Or, The Coming Continent: A Tour of Exploration by Frank Vincent (1895)
"The whole of the buildings occupy an area nearly two miles in circumference, and from the top of the great propylon, about one hundred feet in height, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Most of ¡tu columns have fallen, and the propylon has also suffered much. ... At its end is a second propylon, on the left wing of which Bamses Ill- is ..."

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