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1. narthex

noun. portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church.

Synonyms

  • portico

Etymology

  • νάρθηξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. narthex

noun. a vestibule leading to the nave of a church.

Synonyms

  • vestibule
  • antechamber
  • church building
  • church
  • hall
  • entrance hall
  • anteroom
  • lobby

Etymology

  • νάρθηξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word narthex


1. Noun, singular or mass
Historically, the narthex has been separated from the rest of the church by pillars or doors in order to represent the worshipper's need to separate himself from the outside world.

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