megaron

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1. Principal men's room or hall in an Ancient Greek house, or a room in a temple where only the priest could enter.

2. Square or rectangular room often with a raised central hearth, and four columns supporting the roof. The side walls projected beyond the front wall and partly enclosed a columned porch, probably the precedent for a Doric temple.

Bibliography

Dinsmoor (1950);
D. S. Robertson (1945)