Definitions for Naos

Naos na·os

Spelling: [ney-os]
IPA: /ˈneɪ ɒs/

Naos is a 4 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 4 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 5 points.

You can make 28 anagrams from letters in Naos (anos).

Definitions for Naos


  1. a temple.
  2. Architecture. cella.

Origin of Naos

First recorded in 1765-75, naos is from the Greek word nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine

Examples for Naos

At other times all these objects were deposited in the naos.

Several steps led to the anteroom, supported by Ionic columns, which adjoined the naos.

It is certain however that between them they constitute the naos, or temple properly speaking.

Under the frieze of the naos an oval with the prenomen of Rameses II.

The cella or naos was built to enshrine the chryselephantine statue of Athena by Pheidias.

Its position shows it to be meant for a vestibule to the naos properly speaking.

It is true that the proper character of the naos is better marked at Luxor than elsewhere.

Hence the cella or naos is the central feature of the building.

The sculptures above are of the time of Augustus, as are those of the lateral walls of the naos.

They led their visitors through the pronaos and naos to the secos, to the holy of holies.

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