peristyle

[ per-uh-stahyl ]
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nounArchitecture.
  1. a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.

  2. an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.

Origin of peristyle

1
1605–15; <Latin peristȳlum<Greek perístȳlon, noun use of neuter of perístȳlos surrounded with columns, equivalent to peri-peri- + -stȳlos-style2

Other words from peristyle

  • per·i·sty·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for peristyle

peristyle

/ (ˈpɛrɪˌstaɪl) /


noun
  1. a colonnade that surrounds a court or building

  2. an area that is surrounded by a colonnade

Origin of peristyle

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C17: via French from Latin peristӯlum, from Greek peristulon, from peri- + stulos column

Derived forms of peristyle

  • peristylar, adjective

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