Definition of Cella
1. n. The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.
Definition of Cella
1. the interior of an ancient temple [n -LAE]
Medical Definition of Cella
1. A room or cell. Origin: L. Storeroom, or compartment (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cella
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Roman and Greek Antiquities with Nearly 2000 Engravings on by Anthony Rich (1874)
"tration. represents part of a long line of cella now remaining, amidst the nuns of a Roman villa at Mola di 5. In like manner, the different chambers which ..."
2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesby William George Smith, Charles Anthon by William George Smith, Charles Anthon (1870)
"Thus a sleeping-room at a public house is also termed cilia.11 For the same reason, the dens in a brothel are cella.1' Each female occupied one to herself ..."
3. Christian Archaeology by Charles W Bennett (1888)
"The cella of San Sisto at Rome, situated in the midst of an open cella or san ... It will be seen that this cella terminates in a semicircular apse whose ..."
4. Rambles and studies in Greece by John Pentland Mahaffy (1878)
"There was, thirdly, a band of reliefs running all round the external wall at the top of the cella, inside the surrounding pillars, and opposite to them, ..."
5. 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 its width may be half its length, and the actual cella one fourth greater in ..."
6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the District Courts of the United by United States District Court (New York), Robert Dewey Benedict, United States District Court (Vermont) (1871)
"It appears, by the testimony of the witnesses from the cella, that the red light alone of the schooner was first made on the cella, a point on the starboard ..."
7. History and Present Condition of the Barbary States: Comprehending a View of by Michael Russell (1842)
"i—Fountain of Apollo—Description of it—Examined by Capt. Beechey—Plain of Merge—Barca—History of—Doubts as to its real Position—Opinion of Della cella— ..."