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hypethral

or hy·pae·thral

[ hi-pee-thruhl, hahy- ]

adjective

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


hypethral

/ haɪ-; hɪˈpiːθrəl /

adjective

  1. the usual US spelling of hypaethral


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypethral1

First recorded in 1880–90; from Latin hypaethr(us) or directly from Greek hýpaithros “open to the sky,” equivalent to hyp- hyp- + aîthros “clear sky”; ether ) + -al 1

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