Hagioscope definition

hăgē-ə-skōp, hājē-
A small opening in an interior wall of a church, enabling those in the transept to view the main altar.
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A narrow opening in an inside wall of a medieval church to let those in a side aisle, or transept, see the main altar.
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(architecture) A small opening in an interior wall of a church, enabling those in the transept to view the high altar; sometimes called a squint.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hagioscope
Plural:
hagioscopes

Origin of hagioscope

  • From hagio- (“saint”) +‎ -scope (“viewing instrument”)

    From Wiktionary