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[ee-di-kyool, ed-i-]
  1. a small building.
  2. a small construction, as a shrine, designed in the form of a building.
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Origin of aedicule

1825–35; < Latin aedicula, equivalent to aedi- (stem of aedēs) temple, shrine (akin to Greek aíthein to blaze, aithḗr bright upper sky, ether) + -cula -cule1
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British Dictionary definitions for aedicule


  1. an opening such as a door or a window, framed by columns on either side, and a pediment above
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Word Origin for aedicule

C19: from Latin aediculum small house, from aedēs building
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