proto-Doric

[ proh-toh-dawr-ik, -dor- ]
/ ˌproʊ toʊˈdɔr ɪk, -ˈdɒr- /
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adjective

of or relating to architecture, as in certain Egyptian tombs, supposedly anticipating the Grecian Doric order.

Origin of proto-Doric

First recorded in 1875–80

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Examples from the Web for proto-doric

  • The Proto-Doric, the channelled polygonal column of the tombs at Beni-hassan, fell into disuse.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber