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n. pl. na·oi (-oi)
See cella.

[Greek dialectal nāos, temple, shrine.]
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n, pl naoi (ˈneɪɔɪ)
1. (Architecture) rare an ancient classical temple
2. (Architecture) architect another name for cella
[C18: from Greek: inner part of temple]
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(ˈneɪ ɒs)

n., pl. -oi (-oi).
1. a temple or shrine.
2. cella.
[1765–75; < Greek nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine]
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