Definition of parascenium in English:

parascenium

noun

Classical History
  • The part of an ancient Greek or Roman theatre on either side of the stage, in which props were stored and to which the actors retired.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From post-classical Latin parascenium from ancient Greek παρασκήνιον one of the side-entrances to the stage, a side-scene (from παρα- + σκηνή + -ιον, neuter of -ιος, suffix forming adjectives).

Pronunciation

parascenium

/ˌparəˈsiːnɪəm/