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peripteral

[ puh-rip-ter-uhl ]
/ pəˈrɪp tər əl /
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adjective
(of a classical temple or other structure) surrounded by a single row of columns.
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Origin of peripteral

1820–30; <Latin peripter(on) (<Greek, noun use of neuter of perípteros encompassed round with columns, literally, flying around; see peri-, -pterous) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for peripteral

peripteral
/ (pəˈrɪptərəl) /

adjective
having a row of columns on all sides

Word Origin for peripteral

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