[ ee-di-kyool, ed-i- ]
/ ˈi dɪˌkyul, ˈɛd ɪ- /


a small building.
a small construction, as a shrine, designed in the form of a building.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for aedicule

/ (ˈɛdɪˌkjuːl) /


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 aedēs building
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