One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural propyla, Plural propylons
- another term for propylaeum
- ‘The separation was marked by a propylon, built by benefactions from Apollonis, wife of Attalos I, and not visible to people approaching the sanctuary until they turned the last corner and stood in the forecourt.’
Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek propulon, from pro ‘before’ + pulē ‘gate’.
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