from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The main hall or central room of a palace or house, especially of Mycenaean Greece, having a pillared porch and a more or less central hearth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rectangular great hall in a Mycenaean building, usually supported with pillars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. archæol., specifically, the great central hall of the Homeric house or palace.
Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek μέγαρον. (Wiktionary)