peripteral [puh-rip-ter-uh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- (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, ) + 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.
John Pentland Mahaffy
The peripteral columns of the Doric style worthily express the peculiar character of the Dorians by their simple dignity.
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.
The Peripteral temple to the right, is the Typhonium, and immediately behind the great temple is a small one consecrated to Isis.
The last time I was at Paris I remember being struck by seeing for the first time a peripteral building made really useful.
George Edmund Street
British Dictionary definitions for peripteral peripteral adjective
- having a row of columns on all sides
Word Origin for peripteral C19: from peri- + -pteral, from Greek pteron wing