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megaron

Class:

noun

Etymology:

from Greek, literally: hall, from megas large
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Megaron

The megaron is the great hall of the Grecian Palace complexes. It was a rectangular Hall, fronted by an open, two-columned porch, and a more or less central, open hearth vented though an oculus in the roof above it and surrounded by four columns. It... (45 of 995 words, 2 images)

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Wiktionary:

megaron [architecture, historical] | megara [plural] | megarons [plural]

The rectangular great hall in a Mycenaean building, usually supported with pillars. (12 of 98 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/megaron

Collins Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

a tripartite rectangular room containing a central hearth surrounded by four pillars, found in Bronze Age Greece and Asia Minor (20 of 188 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/megaron

Britannica Encyclopedia:

megaron [architecture]

in ancient Greece and the Middle East, architectural form consisting of an open porch, a vestibule, and a large hall with a central hearth and a ... (26 of 127 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/373030​/megaron

Random House Dictionary:

megaron [pre-Hellenic Greek architecture] | megara [plural] | megarons [plural]

a building or semi-independent unit of a building, generally used as a living apartment and typically having a square or broadly rectangular principal ... (23 of 54 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/megaron

American Heritage Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

The main hall or central room of a palace or house, especially of Mycenaean Greece, having a pillared porch and a more or less central hearth. (26 of 34 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/megaron

Oxford Dictionary:

megaron

Entry from World dictionary | [archaeology] | the central hall of a large Mycenaean house. (13 of 32 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/megaron

megaron [archaeology]

the central hall of a large Mycenaean house (8 of 15 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/megaron

Encarta Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

the largest room in a house built during the Mycenaean period of ancient Greek civilization (15 of 38 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629088​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

Origin: from Greek, literally: hall, from megas large

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/megaron

Wiktionary:

megaron [architecture, historical] | megara [plural] | megarons [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek μέγαρον.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/megaron

American Heritage Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

Origin: Greek.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/megaron

Encarta Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Greek, "large room"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629088​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

megaron | megara [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "megaron"

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the Free Dictionary:

megaron

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YourDictionary Audio:

megaron

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "megaron" by speech synthesizer

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