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aedicule

[ee-di-kyool, ed-i-] /ˈi dɪˌkyul, ˈɛd ɪ-/
noun
1.
a small building.
2.
a small construction, as a shrine, designed in the form of a building.
Also, aedicula, edicule.
Origin of aedicule
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin aedicula, equivalent to aedi- (stem of aedēs) temple, shrine (akin to Greek aíthein to blaze, aithḗr bright upper sky, ether) + -cula -cule1
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British Dictionary definitions for aedicule

aedicule

/ˈɛdɪˌkjuːl/
noun
1.
an opening such as a door or a window, framed by columns on either side, and a pediment above
Word Origin
C19: from Latin aediculum small house, from aedēs building
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