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peristylium

[per-uh-stahy-lee-uh m, -stil-ee-] /ˌpɛr əˈstaɪ li əm, -ˈstɪl i-/
noun, plural peristylia
[per-uh-stahy-lee-uh, -stil-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈstaɪ li ə, -ˈstɪl i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a peristyle.
Origin of peristylium
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin peristȳlium < Greek peristȳ́lion, diminutive of perístȳlon peristyle
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  • The porticus is a kind of cloister round the peristylium or atrium.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Opening out from the peristylium is the Lararium, or room of the household gods.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • Besides, he is there only while he is asleep; for the rest he has his atrium and his peristylium.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain
  • But there were other shouts from the peristylium, other cries and meanings.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • Agias with Fabia stood at the end of the atrium near the exit to the peristylium.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • The Greek bowed his farewells, then followed the boy back through the court of the peristylium.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • "It is my habit always to push the bolt," said the slave, bowing, and leading the way toward the peristylium.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • The two went through the narrow passageway which led from the outer court of the atrium into the inner court of the peristylium.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • Into the peristylium, where the angry young master was standing, rushed the old slave woman, Las.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • And the door, beaten from its fastenings by a mighty stroke, tumbled inward on to the mosaic pavement of the peristylium.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis

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