from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. Gr. fort., a gate consisting of two separate gates placed side by side.
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- n. a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found
- adj. of or relating to a gateway on the west of ancient Athens
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Other elements clearly belong to the 10th and 9th centuries: the use of the dipylon or figure 8 shield, the ritual gift of tripods, and the cremation of the dead.