retrochoir

retrochoir [re′trə kwīr΄]
n.
[ RETRO- + CHOIR < ML retrochorus]
a church area behind the choir space or behind the main altar

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  • Retrochoir — Re tro*choir, n. [Pref. retro + choir.] (Eccl. Arch.) Any extension of a church behind the high altar, as a chapel; also, in an apsidal church, all the space beyond the line of the back or eastern face of the altar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retrochoir —   [ retrəʊkwaɪr; englisch, zu choir »Chor«] der, , die Raumfolge besonders bei englischen gotischen Kathedralen hinter dem Chor mit Chorgestühl in Weiterführung der Seitenschiffe (Kathedralen von Salisbury, Lincoln, Wells, Peterborough) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • retrochoir — /re treuh kwuyeur /, n. that part of a church behind the choir or the main altar. [1840 50; < ML retrochorus. See RETRO , CHOIR] * * * …   Universalium

  • retrochoir — space in choir behind high altar Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • retrochoir — [ rɛtrəʊˌkwʌɪə] noun the part of a cathedral or large church behind the high altar. Origin C19: from med. L. retrochorus (see retro , choir) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Retrochoir — the area behind the high altar in a major church ♦ Space behind the altar. (Martindale, Andrew. Gothic Art, 269) …   Medieval glossary

  • retrochoir — ret·ro·choir …   English syllables

  • retrochoir — /ˈrɛtroʊkwaɪə/ (say retrohkwuyuh) noun that part of a church behind the choir or the high altar. {retro + choir, after Medieval Latin retrōchorus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • retrochoir —   n. space in choir behind high altar …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • retrochoir — n. the part of a cathedral or large church behind the high altar. Etymology: med.L retrochorus (as RETRO , CHOIR) …   Useful english dictionary

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