Cella vs. Naos: What's the Difference?
Cella and Naos Definitions
The inner room or sanctuary of an ancient Greek or Roman temple, in which the statue of the god was situated.
In Byzantine architecture, the area of a centrally planned church in which the liturgy is performed.In both senses also callednaos.
The inner part of an ancient Greek temple, containing a statue of the temple's deity and surrounded by a colonnaded portico; (by extension) the Roman cella, which it later gave rise to.
(architecture) The central, enclosed part of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticos.
A term used by modern archæologists instead of cella. See Cella.
The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.