parascenia

parascenium

[par-uh-see-nee-uhm]
noun, plural parascenia [par-uh-see-nee-uh] .
either of two wings flanking and extending forward from the skene of an ancient Greek theater.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek paraskḗnion space at sides of stage. See para-1, scene

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