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A Cyzicene hall is the architectural term derived from the Latin word cyzicenus given by Vitruvius to the large hall used by the Greeks that faced north, with a prospect towards the gardens; the windows of this hall opened down to the ground, so that the green verdure could be seen by those lying on the couches. A Cyzicene hall is similar to the Roman triclinium , although much larger. [1]

Latin Cyzincenus is a borrowing of Koinē Greek : Κυζικηνός, meaning "of the city of Cyzicus".[ citation needed ]

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  1. Sturgis, Russell; Davis, Francis A. (2013). Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building: An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition. Courier Corporation. p. 735. ISBN   978-0-486-14840-3.