noun, plural cellae [sel-ee] . Architecture.
the principal enclosed chamber of a classical temple.
the entire central structure of a classical temple.
Also called naos.

1670–80; < Latin: storeroom, shrine, akin to cēlāre to hide; see conceal

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cella (ˈsɛlə)
n , pl -lae
Also called: naos the inner room of a classical temple, esp the room housing the statue of a deity
[C17: from Latin: room, shrine; see cell1]

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