hypaethral

[ hi-pee-thruh l, hahy- ]
/ hɪˈpi θrəl, haɪ- /

adjective

Definition for hypaethral (2 of 2)

hypethral

or hy·pae·thral

[ hi-pee-thruh l, hahy- ]
/ hɪˈpi θrəl, haɪ- /

adjective

(of a classical building) wholly or partly open to the sky.
Compare clithral.

Origin of hypethral

< Latin hypaethr(us) (< Greek hýpaithros open to the sky, equivalent to hyp- hyp- + aîthros clear sky; see ether) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for hypaethral (1 of 2)

hypaethral

US hypethral

/ (hɪˈpiːθrəl, haɪ-) /

adjective

(esp of a classical temple) having no roof

Word Origin for hypaethral

C18: from Latin hypaethrus uncovered, from Greek hupaithros, from hypo- + aithros clear sky

British Dictionary definitions for hypaethral (2 of 2)

hypethral

/ (hɪˈpiːθrəl, haɪ-) /

adjective

the usual US spelling of hypaethral
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