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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɒˌmɒs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdrɑˌmɑs/
- Hyphenation: drom‧os
- (historical) An avenue, especially in Ancient Greece.
- (historical) A walkway to a building, (especially) a ceremonial walkway to a temple or tomb in Ancient Greece or Egypt.
- 1829 April 23, “Champollion’s Egyptian Expedition”, in The Gentleman's Magazine, page 351:
- On the 20th [of December, 1828] they remained an hour at Oudi-Essebours or the Valley of Lions, thus named from the Sphinxes which ornament the dromos of a monument constructed under the reign of Sesostris, but a mere provincial edifice, built of stone cemented with mortar.
- 1847, John Leitch, transl., “Egyptian Art”, in Ancient Art and Its Remains; Or, A Manual of the Archæology of Art, new edition, London: A. Fullarton and Co., translation of Handbuch der Archäologie der Kunst by Karl Otfried Müller, published 1850, page 216:
- In Lower Egypt : Busiris (Ruins near el Bahbeyt) ; Heliopolis or On [near Matarieh], only an obelisk still extant ; Tanis (San), a dromos of granite columns ; Sais [Sa el Haggar], considerable ruins, particularly of the Necropolis ; Taposiris [Abusir].
- (historical) A racecourse, especially in Ancient Greece.