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naos Line breaks: naos
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪɒs/

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Definition of naos in English:

noun (plural naoi ˈneɪɔɪ)

1The inner chamber or sanctuary of a Greek or other ancient temple.
1.1The main body or nave of a Byzantine church.


Greek, literally 'temple'.

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