Definition of decastyle in English:
(Of a temple or portico) having ten columns.
- Following the regional tradition, the temple was built as a gigantic decastyle dipteral structure, with a cavernous porch extending - almost like an Egyptian hypostyle hall - five columns deep!
- Chedanne, however, whose results are not yet published, thought that the entablature of the pronaos had originally belonged to a decastyle temple, which he supposed to have been peripteral.
- One can see in Michelangelo's plan his intention of creating a temple-like mausoleum, complete with a tetrastyle/cum decastyle colonnaded entry raised on a podium.
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Early 18th century: from Greek dekastulos 'having ten columns', from deka 'ten' + stulos 'column'.
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