- A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
- 1918: "It will get better somehow," he thought, and went to the . On going up the steps and turning to the right he saw the priest. " Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 438)
- 1997: the Emperor arrived and instead of moving directly to his seat climbed to the top level of the , the great three-decker pulpit of polychrome marble. " John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 150)
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