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andron

[an-dron] /ˈæn drɒn/
noun
1.
(in an ancient Greek house) an apartment for men, especially one for banqueting.
2.
(in an ancient Roman house) a passage between two peristyles.
Origin of andron
< Greek, equivalent to andr- andr- + -ōn noun suffix

Andron

[an-dron] /ˈæn drɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a son of Anius who was given the power of prophecy by Apollo.
Also, Andrus.
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  • The andron was a passage at the right or the left of the tablinum, connecting the atrium with the peristyle (Figs. 115, 121).

Word Origin and History for andron
n.

men's apartment in a house, from Greek andron, collateral form of andronitis "men's apartment," from aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-).

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