Definition of Narthexes

1. Noun. (plural of narthex) ¹



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Definition of Narthexes

1. narthex [n] - See also: narthex

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Narthexes

narrowings
narrowish
narrowly
narrowminded
narrowmindedly
narrowmindedness
narrowness
narrownesses
narrows
narrowtooth shark
narsarsukite
narsharab
narsty
nart
narthex
narthexes (current term)
narthices
nartjie
nartjies
narutomaki
narwal
narwals
narwe
narwhal
narwhale
narwhales
narwhals
nary
nary(a)
nary a

Literary usage of Narthexes

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1899)
"... or narthexes (the part of an early church, railed off from the rest, to which catechumens and penitents were admitted as ..."

2. The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture: Being a Concise and Popular by James Fergusson (1855)
"The Apostles' church, of about the same date, is square in plan* and with the usual accompaniment of two narthexes. ..."

3. The Church Cyclopædia: A Dictionary of Church Doctrine, History by Angelo Ames Benton (1884)
"There were, sometime?, several narthexes to a church, even as many as four. The narthex formed the first division of the church, and contained the ..."

4. Medieval Architecture: Its Origins and Development, with Lists of Monuments by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1909)
"... the glorification of the narthexes of Laon and Noyon, — and their wealth of statuary eclipsing the west portals of almost any other cathedral. ..."

5. Guide to the Eastern Mediterranean: Including Greece and the Greek Islands by inc. Macmillan, firm publishers London, Macmillan & Co, Macmillan, firm, publishers, London (1904)
"... narthex into the church, he is depicted presenting the plan of the church to Jesus Christ. The mosaics in the narthexes have given the church its fame. ..."

6. Lombardic Architecture: Its Origin, Development and Derivatives by Giovanni Teresio Rivoira (1910)
"Communication was also the object of the constructions which close the narthexes Fig. 70.—Baalbeck. Ruins of Temples (Ilnd and ..."

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