(Of a building) having a single row of pillars on all sides in the style of the temples of ancient Greece.
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- Next, the development and significance of previous examples of circular, mostly peripteral, courtyards are traced as a control for the expressive content of the courtyard at Caprarola deduced from its style and form.
early 19th century: from Greek peripteron (from peri- 'around' + pteron 'wing') + -al.
Definition of peripteral in:
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