narthex

Definitions of narthex
  1. noun
    portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church
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    type of:
    portico
    a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
  2. noun
    a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
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    type of:
    antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, hall, lobby, vestibule
    a large entrance or reception room or area
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