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adjective Architecture.
  1. having four columns.
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Origin of tetrastyle

1695–1705; < Latin tetrastȳlon < Greek tetrástȳlon, noun use of neuter of tetrástȳlos having four pillars; see tetra-, -style2
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  • Abram afterwards built and endowed an oratory near the Tetrastyle, and Sergius ordained him priest and his two sons deacons.

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  • Tetrastyle, tet′ra-stīl, n. a temple or other building having four front columns in its portico: a group of four pillars.

  • In the background is a tetrastyle temple, doubtless the temple before us; the scene represents the dedicatory exercises.

  • The relation of the tetrastyle to the Tuscan atrium is indicated in our transverse section (Fig. 143).

  • The centre is a tetrastyle portico of the Ionic order, raised on a terrace.