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prostyle

[proh-stahyl]Architecture
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adjective
  1. (of a classical temple) having a portico on the front with the columns in front of the antae.
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noun
  1. a prostyle building or portico.
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Origin of prostyle

1690–1700; (adj.) < Latin prostȳlos < Greek próstȳlos with pillars in front, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + -stȳlos -style2; (noun) < Greek próstȳlon, noun use of neuter of próstȳlos
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British Dictionary definitions for prostyle

prostyle

adjective
  1. (of a building) having a row of columns in front, esp as in the portico of a Greek temple
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noun
  1. a prostyle building, portico, etc
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin prostӯlos, from Greek: with pillars in front, from pro- ² + stulos pillar
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