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proto-Doric

[proh-toh-dawr-ik, -dor-]
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  1. of or relating to architecture, as in certain Egyptian tombs, supposedly anticipating the Grecian Doric order.

Origin of proto-Doric

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • The Proto-Doric, the channelled polygonal column of the tombs at Beni-hassan, fell into disuse.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber