[ proh-toh-dawr-ik, -dor- ]
/ ˌproʊ toʊˈdɔr ɪk, -ˈdɒr- /
of or relating to architecture, as in certain Egyptian tombs, supposedly anticipating the Grecian Doric order.
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Origin of proto-Doric
First recorded in 1875–80
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The Proto-Doric, the channelled polygonal column of the tombs at Beni-hassan, fell into disuse.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber