naoi

naos

[ney-os]
noun, plural naoi [ney-oi] .
1.
a temple.
2.
Architecture, cella.

Origin:
1765–75; < Greek nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine

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naos (ˈneɪɒs)
 
n , pl naoi
1.  rare an ancient classical temple
2.  architect another name for cella
 
[C18: from Greek: inner part of temple]

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