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monopteros

[ mo-nop-tuh-ros, moh- ]
/ mɒˈnɒp təˌrɒs, moʊ- /
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noun, plural mo·nop·te·roi [mo-nop-tuh-roi, moh-]. /mɒˈnɒp təˌrɔɪ, moʊ-/.
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How to use monopteros in a sentence

  • It served as a pedestal for the prize bestowed, a tripod, and was a pseudo-monopteros of small dimensions and beautiful details.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber

British Dictionary definitions for monopteros

monopteros

monopteron

/ (mɒnˈɒptəˌrɒs) /

noun plural -teroi (-təˌrɔɪ) or -tera (-tərə)
a circular classical building, esp a temple, that has a single ring of columns surrounding it

Derived forms of monopteros

monopteral, adjective

Word Origin for monopteros

C18: Late Latin from Greek, from mono- + pteron a wing
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