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amphiprostyle

Line breaks: am|phip¦ro|style
Pronunciation: /amˈfɪprəstʌɪl
 
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Definition of amphiprostyle in English:

adjective

(Of a classical building) having a portico at each end but not at the sides.
Example sentences
  • The Archaic temple had the same Doric tetrastyle amphiprostyle plan as the subsequent one.
  • Its monumental entrance, in the form of an amphiprostyle Corinthian portico, was in the southeast corner.
  • It is an amphiprostyle temple with four columns in antis in the front and rear.

Origin

early 18th century: via Latin from Greek amphiprostulos, from amphi- 'both, on both sides'+ prostulos 'having pillars in front' (see prostyle).

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