ναός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /naː.ós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /naˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /naˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /naˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /naˈos/
  • Noun[edit]

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

    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;
        Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

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    Greek[edit]

    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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