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hypaethral

[hi-pee-thruh l, hahy-]
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adjective
  1. hypethral.

hypethral

or hy·pae·thral

[hi-pee-thruh l, hahy-]
adjective
  1. (of a classical building) wholly or partly open to the sky.
Compare clithral.

Origin of hypethral

< Latin hypaethr(us) (< Greek hýpaithros open to the sky, equivalent to hyp- hyp- + aîthros clear sky; see ether) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for hypaethral

Historical Examples

  • The hypaethral is decastyle in both front and rear porticoes.

    Ten Books on Architecture

    Vitruvius

  • Perhaps, therefore, they were hypaethral, like the temples of the Greeks.


British Dictionary definitions for hypaethral

hypaethral

US hypethral

adjective
  1. (esp of a classical temple) having no roof

Word Origin

C18: from Latin hypaethrus uncovered, from Greek hupaithros, from hypo- + aithros clear sky

hypethral

adjective
  1. the usual US spelling of hypaethral
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