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prostyle

[ proh-stahyl ]
/ ˈproʊ staɪl /
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adjective
(of a classical temple) having a portico on the front with the columns in front of the antae.
noun
a prostyle building or portico.
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Origin of prostyle

1690–1700; (adj.) <Latin prostȳlos<Greek próstȳlos with pillars in front, equivalent to pro-pro-2 + -stȳlos-style2; (noun) <Greek próstȳlon, noun use of neuter of próstȳlos
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British Dictionary definitions for prostyle

prostyle
/ (ˈprəʊstaɪl) /

adjective
(of a building) having a row of columns in front, esp as in the portico of a Greek temple
noun
a prostyle building, portico, etc

Word Origin for prostyle

C17: from Latin prostӯlos, from Greek: with pillars in front, from pro- ² + stulos pillar
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