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peristylium

[ per-uh-stahy-lee-uhm, -stil-ee- ]

noun

, plural per·i·sty·li·a [per-, uh, -, stahy, -lee-, uh, -, stil, -ee-, uh].
  1. a peristyle.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of peristylium1

1665–75; < Latin peristȳlium < Greek peristȳ́lion, diminutive of perístȳlon peristyle

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Example Sentences

The same plan of rooms was carried out also on the opposite side of the peristylium, as was shown by some excavations in 1869.

The Agonothetai employed him to paint a wrestler or champion, to adorn the peristylium of the Gymnasia.

Opening out from the peristylium is the Lararium, or room of the household gods.

Besides, he is there only while he is asleep; for the rest he has his atrium and his peristylium.

Mamercus heard a rush down one of the passages leading to the peristylium.

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