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peripteral

[ puh-rip-ter-uhl ]

adjective

  1. (of a classical temple or other structure) surrounded by a single row of columns.


peripteral

/ pəˈrɪptərəl /

adjective

  1. having a row of columns on all sides


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Word History and Origins

Origin of peripteral1

1820–30; < Latin peripter ( on ) (< Greek, noun use of neuter of perípteros encompassed round with columns, literally, flying around; peri-, -pterous ) + -al 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of peripteral1

C19: from peri- + -pteral, from Greek pteron wing

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Example Sentences

The peripteral arrangement, which is a constant principle in Greek architecture, is no more than a rare accident in that of Egypt.

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

It occurs in the peripteral temple at Elephantiné, but that is quite an exception (Fig. 141).

It was peripteral, octastyle; that is, surrounded with a portico of columns, with eight to each façade.

Again, most of the Grecian Doric temples were peripteral,--surrounded with pillars on all the sides.

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