in ancient Greece, a room, building, or outdoor area with seats, where conversations were held
Origin of exedraClassical Latin from Classical Greek exedra from ex-, out + hedra, a seat
- A usually curved outdoor bench with a high back.
- An often semicircular portico with seats that was used in ancient Greece and Rome as a place for discussions.
Origin of exedraLatin from Greek exedrā ex- ex- hedrā seat ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
(plural exedras or exedrae)
From Ancient Greek ἐξ (ex, “out of”) + ἕδρα (hedra, “seat”).