Definition of propylon in English:

propylon

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek propulon, from pro ‘before’ + pulē ‘gate’.

Pronunciation

propylon

/ˈpräpəˌlän//ˈprɑpəˌlɑn/