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propylon

[prop-uh-lon] /ˈprɒp əˌlɒn/
noun, plural propyla [prop-uh-luh] /ˈprɒp ə lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek propýlon, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pýl(ē) gate + -on neuter singular noun ending
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British Dictionary definitions for propylon

propylaeum

/ˌprɒpɪˈliːəm/
noun (pl) -laea (-ˈliːə), -lons, -la
1.
a portico, esp one that forms the entrance to a temple
Word Origin
C18: via Latin from Greek propulaion before the gate, from pro-² + pulē gate
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