1. The inner room or sanctuary of an ancient Greek or Roman temple, in which the statue of the god was situated.
2. In Byzantine architecture, the area of a centrally planned church in which the liturgy is performed.In both senses also callednaos.
[Latin; see kel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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plan of the Treasury of the Athenians
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