peripteral [puh-rip-ter-uh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. (of a classical temple or other structure) surrounded by a single row of columns.

Origin of peripteral 1820–30; Latin peripter(on) (Greek, noun use of neuter of perípteros encompassed round with columns, literally, flying around; see peri-, -pterous) + -al1 Examples from the Web for peripteral Historical Examples of peripteral

  • They are all planned like a temple in antis,—the earliest form, from which the peripteral easily follows.

    Problems in Greek history

    John Pentland Mahaffy

  • The peripteral columns of the Doric style worthily express the peculiar character of the Dorians by their simple dignity.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • But if such a temple is to be constructed in peripteral form, let two steps and then the stylobate be constructed below.

    Ten Books on Architecture


  • The Peripteral temple to the right, is the Typhonium, and immediately behind the great temple is a small one consecrated to Isis.

    The Overland Guide-book

    James Barber

  • The last time I was at Paris I remember being struck by seeing for the first time a peripteral building made really useful.

    Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages

    George Edmund Street

  • British Dictionary definitions for peripteral peripteral adjective

    1. having a row of columns on all sides

    Word Origin for peripteral C19: from peri- + -pteral, from Greek pteron wing

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