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adjective Architecture.
  1. having eight columns in the front, as a temple or portico.
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  • Hexastyle: Having six columns; as in the case of octastyle for eight.

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  • The hexastyle temple is necessarily more high and more narrow than the octastyle building.

  • Octastyle: Having eight columns, when said of a portico; having eight columns in front, when said of a temple or similar building.

  • There is no example of this sort in Rome, but in Athens there is the octastyle in the precinct of the Olympian.

  • If an octastyle is to be constructed, let the front be divided into twenty-four parts and a half.