a city in ancient Greece: the chief city of Megaris.
Classical Mythology. a daughter of Creon whose children were slain by her husband, Hercules, in a fit of madness.

Megarian, Megarean [mjuh-gar-ee-uhn, me‐] , Megaric, adjective Unabridged


noun, plural megara [meg-er-uh] , megarons. (in pre-Hellenic Greek architecture)
a building or semi-independent unit of a building, generally used as a living apartment and typically having a square or broadly rectangular principal chamber with a porch, often of columns in antis, and sometimes an antichamber or other small compartments.

1875–80; < Greek mégaron (in Homer) the principal living quarters of a palace Unabridged
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Megara (ˈmɛɡərə)
a town in E central Greece: an ancient trading city, founding many colonies in the 7th and 8th centuries bc. Pop: (municipality): 27 252 (2001)

megaron (ˈmɛɡəˌrɒn)
n , pl -ra
a tripartite rectangular room containing a central hearth surrounded by four pillars, found in Bronze Age Greece and Asia Minor
[from Greek, literally: hall, from megas large]

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