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Noun: narthex  'naa(r),theks
  1. Portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church
  2. A vestibule leading to the nave of a church

Derived forms: narthexes

Type of: antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, hall, lobby, portico, vestibule

Part of: basilica, church, church building

Encyclopedia: Narthex