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prostasis

[proh-stey-sis] /proʊˈsteɪ sɪs/
noun, plural prostases
[proh-stey-seez] /proʊˈsteɪ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in a classical temple) a pronaos or prostas before a cella.
Origin
< Greek próstasis; see pro-2, stasis
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