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hexastyle

[ hek-suh-stahyl ]

adjective

, Architecture.
  1. having six columns, as a portico or the facade of a classical temple.


hexastyle

/ ˈhɛksəˌstaɪl /

noun

  1. a portico or façade with six columns


adjective

  1. having six columns

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The temple was hexastyle and peripteral, and is supposed to have had fourteen columns on the sides.

This once elegant edifice was of the Doric order, a hexastyle, the columns twenty-seven feet in height.

The architecture is said closely to approach that of the hexastyle hypthral Temple of Pstum.

Hexastyle: Having six columns; as in the case of octastyle for eight.

A large proportion of the Greek temples were built in this manner, and were called hexastyle from the six columns on the front.

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