[per-uh-stahy-lee-uh m, -stil-ee-]

Origin of peristylium

1665–75; < Latin peristȳlium < Greek peristȳ́lion, diminutive of perístȳlon peristyle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for peristylium

Historical Examples of 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

    Alfred Brittain

  • But there were other shouts from the peristylium, other cries and meanings.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

  • Agias with Fabia stood at the end of the atrium near the exit to the peristylium.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis