1. Part of the flanking wall of a Greek temple porch projecting beyond the front wall, finished with an anta.
2. The space between two such flanking walls, outside the naos, also called the pronaos, so applied to a vestibule.
4. Element like a massive pedestal at the termination of a grand formal stairway.
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