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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 694 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EPINAOS (Gr. Eri, after, and vans, a temple), in architecture, the open vestibule behind the nave... The term is not found in any classic author, but is a modern coinage, originating in Germany, to differentiate the feature from " opisthodomus," which in the Parthenon was an enclosed chamber.
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