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Meaning of NARTHEX

Pronunciation:  'nârtheks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
  2. [n]  portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church
 

NARTHEX is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: antechamber, anteroom, basilica, church, church building, entrance hall, foyer, hall, lobby, portico, vestibule

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nar"thex\, n. [L., giant fennel, Gr. ?.]
1. (Bot.) A tall umbelliferous plant ({Ferula communis}). See
   {Giant fennel}, under {Fennel}.

2. (Arch.) The portico in front of ancient churches;
   sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by
   ambulatories; -- used, generally, for any vestibule,
   lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church.

 

 

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