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pteroma

[tuh-roh-muh, te-] /təˈroʊ mə, tɛ-/
noun, plural pteromata
[tuh-roh-muh-tuh, te-] /təˈroʊ mə tə, tɛ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of pteroma
< Latin pterōma < Greek ptérōma
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  • The floor of the pteroma of the great temple at Olympia was of a pebble cement, the small inner staircases of wood.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
  • When the whole flat surface forming the floor of the passageway (see pteroma) is considered, the word stereobate is employed.

    How to judge architecture Russell Sturgis
  • By them a passage was formed around the cella, the pteroma, the ceiling of which was most richly decorated with cofferings.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

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