Definition of opisthodomos in English:

opisthodomos

(also opisthodomus)

noun

Archaeology
  • An apartment or vestibule (typically open) at the rear of an ancient Greek temple, situated within the portico and abutting the cella.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From ancient Greek ὀπισθόδομος back room or inner cell in a temple from ὀπισθο- + δόμος house, room, chamber.

Pronunciation

opisthodomos

/əpɪsθəˈdɒmɒs/