Definition of pronaos in English:

pronaos

noun

  • A vestibule at the front of a classical temple, enclosed by a portico and projecting sidewalls.

    • ‘The temple proper, measuring 2815 m., consists of a square cella and a hexastyle pronaos formed of Corinthian columns on a high podium.’
    • ‘The Corinthian pronaos surmounted by a drum in Juvarra's design for the facade was only added in the 19th century.’

Origin

Via Latin from Greek pronaos hall of a temple from pro before + naos temple.

Pronunciation:

pronaos

/prōˈnāəs/