ναός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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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)

  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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