ναός

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For Proto-Hellenic *nahwós, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *nes- (to join with, to conceal oneself). See νέομαι (néomai, to go or come back).

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νᾱός (nāósm (genitive νᾱοῦ); second declension (Doric, Tragic, Koine)

  1. a temple
  2. innermost part of a temple, sanctuary, the part of the temple considered most pure and holy
    • 80-90 CE, Edwin Palmer, quoting Greek New Testament: I Corinthians, Parallel New Testament Greek and English[1], University Press, translation of Α΄ Επιστολή προς Κορινθίους, published 1887, 3:16, page 707:
      οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι ναὸς θεοῦ ἐστε καὶ τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ θεοῦ οἰκεῖ ἐν ὑμῖν;
      ouk oídate hóti naòs theoû este kaì tò pneûma toû theoû oikeî en humîn?
      Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ναός (naós, temple)

Noun[edit]

ναός (naósm (plural ναοί)

  1. (religion) place of worship: church, temple, mosque, synagogue

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