Definition of propylon in English:


Syllabification: prop·y·lon
Pronunciation: /ˈpräpəˌlän

noun (plural propylons or propyla /-lə/)

Another term for propylaeum.
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  • The separation was marked by a propylon, built by benefactions from Apollonis, wife of Attalos I, and not visible to people approaching the sanctuary until they turned the last corner and stood in the forecourt.


mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek propulon, from pro 'before' + pulē 'gate'.

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