nounWord forms: plural ˈnaoi (ˈneɪɔɪ
; nāˈoi; ˈnɑɔɪ
part of such a temple; cella
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Word origin of 'naos'Gr < IE base *nes-, to unite, be protected > OE nerian, Ger nähren, to protect, support