propylon

propylon

[prop-uh-lon]
noun, plural propyla [prop-uh-luh] .

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek propýlon, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pýl(ē) gate + -on neuter singular noun ending

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propylaeum or propylon (ˌprɒpɪˈliːəm, ˈprɒpɪˌlɒn)
 
n , pl -laea, -lons, -la
a portico, esp one that forms the entrance to a temple
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek propulaion before the gate, from pro-² + pulē gate]
 
propylon or propylon (ˌprɒpɪˈliːəm, ˈprɒpɪˌlɒn, -ˈliːə)
 
n
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek propulaion before the gate, from pro-² + pulē gate]

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