Definitions

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  • n. In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, the apartment reserved for males, in the lower part of the house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The apartment appropriated for the males. This was in the lower part of the house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as andronitis.

Etymologies

Latin andron, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Five days after the birth, the nurse takes the baby, wrapped almost to suffocation in swaddling bands, to the family hearth in the "andron," around which she runs several times, followed doubtless, in merry, frolicking procession, by most of the rest of the family.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • The king of men (it is Colonel Crawley, who, indeed, has no notion about the sack of Ilium or the conquest of Cassandra), the anax andron is asleep in his chamber at Argos.

    Vanity Fair

  • In the eyes of all the gentry of the French court, who gaily joined in the crusade against us, and so took their revenge for Canada, the great American chief always appeared as anax andron, and they allowed that his better could not be seen in Versailles itself.

    The Virginians

  • Parmenion ran towards the andron, throwing open the door.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Also a special section for the commanding officer, with an andron to accommodate twenty - no, thirty men. '

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Parmenion returned to the andron and knelt beside Thetis, lifting her hand and kissing her fingers.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • As the shortest day of winter approached Mothac walked into the andron, removed his rain-drenched cloak and poured himself a goblet of watered wine.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • 'This is insane,' said Epaminondas, but together they hauled the body back into the house, laying him on one of the seven couches in the andron.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • His muscles were burning with fatigue as he carried her into his courtyard and through to the andron, where he laid her on a couch.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • A thunderstorm burst over the city as the three men reclined on couches in the andron, lightning flashing like the spears of Ares.

    Lion Of Macedon

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