[per-uh-stahy-lee-uh m, -stil-ee-]
- a peristyle.
Origin of peristylium
1665–75; < Latin peristȳlium < Greek peristȳ́lion, diminutive of perístȳlon peristyle
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Examples from the Web for peristylium
The porticus is a kind of cloister round the peristylium or atrium.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Opening out from the peristylium is the Lararium, or room of the household gods.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
Besides, he is there only while he is asleep; for the rest he has his atrium and his peristylium.Roman Women
But there were other shouts from the peristylium, other cries and meanings.
Agias with Fabia stood at the end of the atrium near the exit to the peristylium.