• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Naos nā"ŏs (Arch) A term used by modern archæologists instead of cella. See Cella.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n naos 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).
    • n naos In architecture, the inclosed chamber or cella of an ancient temple, where were placed the statue and a ceremonial altar of the divinity. It is sometimes restricted to an innermost sanctuary of the cella, which, however, when present, is more properly called sekos or adytum. The open vestibule commonly placed before the naos was called the pronaos, and the corresponding vestibule frequently added at the rear was termed the opisthodomos, or, by some modern writers, the epinaos. See cut under pronaos.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. nao`s a temple, the cella


In literature:

Several steps led to the anteroom, supported by Ionic columns, which adjoined the naos.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Below we have a square block, bearing on each face a woman's head in high relief and crowned with a naos.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
To-morrow, dearer to me than Deirdre to Naos!
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Podem passar par Portugal em qualquer Nao que selle ofreser semque che ponha Impedimento algum Bahia, 19 Mayo, 1742.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
The artificial Astrachanit (NaO, SO^{3} + MgO, SO^{3} + 4HO) fuses easily.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
The main purport was that this Nao was the ruling devil or god of the place.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
While such an oxide can be prepared, the peroxide (NaO) is much better known.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Some two miles East of the pass there were two roads, one leading to Nain, the other to Nao Gombes.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Nao, hi seed nothink of 'im arter the fog shut 'im out.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Nao, a ship, authority wanted, 477.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various

In news:

Choreographer Yukio Suzuki, left, and dancer Nao Ashamine rehearse "Reverberations" in the Fort Worden Battery.
She was born in Laos, on Sept 3, 1925, the daughter of Xai Vue Lo and Nao Moua.
The UK National Audit Office (NAO) released its audit of the response of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to the rapid growth of the UK merchant fleet.
Dancing Robots A group of 20 Nao robots dances in unison to the finale of Ravel's Bolero.

In science:

Pinto wishes to thank the TAMA staff at NAO, and in particular prof.
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
The seeing was good (typically O.6 ′′ ) and NAOS was servoed on the bright nucleus itself, providing a diffraction-limited correction, as proven for instance by the three rings seen on the PSF in the M band.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
Marco, for the support during observations and the NAOS and CONICA consortia for their superb instruments.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
To cover a substantial fraction of the sky, our main program is divided into two subprograms: a southern survey (130 stars) carried out with NAOS-CONICA (NACO) on the Very Large Telescope (VLT), and a northern survey (about 70 stars) carried out with PUEO on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT).
Probing the Impact of Stellar Duplicity on Planet Occurrence
Peixoto; Um estudo sobre o processo K n˜ao homogˆeneo.
Universality of trap models in the ergodic time scale