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aedicule

[ ee-di-kyool, ed-i- ]
/ 藞i d瑟藢kyul, 藞蓻d 瑟- /
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noun
a small building.
a small construction, as a shrine, designed in the form of a building.
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Origin of aedicule

First recorded in 1825鈥35; from Latin aedicula, equivalent to aedi- (stem of aed膿s ) 鈥渢emple, shrine鈥 (akin to Greek a铆thein 鈥渢o blaze,鈥 aith岣梤 鈥渂right upper sky, ether鈥) + -cula diminutive suffix; see ether, -cule1

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British Dictionary definitions for aedicule

aedicule
/ (藞蓻d瑟藢kju藧l) /

noun
an opening such as a door or a window, framed by columns on either side, and a pediment above

Word Origin for aedicule

C19: from Latin aediculum small house, from aed膿s building
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