Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, the portion of a house appropriated especially to males, including dining-room, library, sitting-rooms, etc.

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Examples

  • The young husband's house is, to be sure, too far off for our purpose, so we will suppose that the andronitis is his dwelling.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 09

  • Every able-bodied citizen of moderate means has this outfit hanging in his andronitis, and can don it at brief notice.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • The good old Knakias, our faithful slave, just reached the door as all the bolts gave way, and, rushing through the entrance-hall into the peristyle, the andronitis, and so on to us, crashing the door between, came a troop of soldiers.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 08

  • Ho, slave! see that the door of the andronitis is hung with flowers, and tell your comrades to meet us with a shower of sweetmeats as we enter.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 09

  • Knakias, our faithful slave, just reached the door as all the bolts gave way, and, rushing through the entrance-hall into the peristyle, the andronitis, and so on to us, crashing the door between, came a troop of soldiers.

    An Egyptian Princess — Complete

  • Ho, slave! see that the door of the andronitis is hung with flowers, and tell your comrades to meet us with

    An Egyptian Princess — Complete

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