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chalcidicum

[kal-sid-i-kuh m] /kælˈsɪd ɪ kəm/
noun, plural chalcidica
[kal-sid-i-kuh] /kælˈsɪd ɪ kə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an annex of an ancient Roman basilica.
2.
an annex or appendage, especially a narthex, of an early Christian basilica.
Origin of chalcidicum
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin, noun use of neuter of Chalcidicus < Greek Chalkidikós, equivalent to Chalkid- (stem of Chalkís) Chalcis + -ikos -ic
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  • In fine, the chalcidicum was the smaller Exchange, and the niches still seen there must have been the stands of the auctioneers.

    The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier

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