from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In archaeology, a temple, as distinguished from
hieron, a shrine (chapel) or sanctuary (in this latter sense not necessarily implying the presence of any edifice).
- noun In architecture, the inclosed chamber or cella of an ancient temple, where were placed the statue and a ceremonial altar of the divinity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Arch.) A term used by modern archæologists instead of
cella. See cella.
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- noun architecture The inner part of a
Greek temple; it contained a statueof the appropriate deitysurrounded by a colonnaded portico; it gave rise to the Roman cella
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In Re 11: 19 naos is used in a local sense; compare also Re 14: 15, 17; 15: 5, 8. 2.
Presence (Gr. hieron, the temple-house; not the naos, which is the temple area, with its courts and porches), Lev.
 The Greek word naos (naio) = dwelling-place.
God's elect are symbolized by the sanctuary at Jerusalem (1Co 3: 16, 17, where the same Greek word, "naos," occurs for "temple," as here).
Jewish temple is mentioned, it is called hieron, not naos, and so in the apostolic Epistles; but this is simply because no occasion for mentioning the literal Holy Place (Greek, "naos") occurs in Acts and the Epistles; indeed, in Ac 7: 48, though not directly, there does occur the term, naos, indirectly referring to the Jerusalem temple Holy
The Supreme Council of Antiquities said that a piece of a red granite shrine, known as a "naos," was purchased from an antiquities collector in
This word has been employed in different meanings: (1) formerly, it meant the solemn placing of the relics upon the altar of a church which was to be consecrated, hence a newly consecrated church was called naos enthroniasmenos (naòs ’enthroniasménos).
(and are called the "naos," Greek, not the hieron) and priests unto God
They present the unfolding of God's plans for bringing about the grand end under three different aspects, mutually complementing each other. the temple -- the sanctuary or Holy place (Greek, "naos"), not the whole temple (Greek, "hieron"). opened in heaven -- A and C read the article, "the temple of God" which is "in heaven, was opened." the ark of his testament -- or "...
The altar in its entirety constituted the true tabernacle of the Most High, who assuredly could not dwell sub divo without a special roof of his own under the lofty vaulting of the naos. (p. 163)