Definition of octastyle in English:

octastyle

Line breaks: octa|style
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktəstʌɪl
 
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adjective

  • (Of a building or portico) having eight columns at the end or in front.
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    • In the process of working with these components, it appears that Bernini flirted with the idea of transforming the octastyle front into a hexastyle front.

noun

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  • An octastyle portico or building.

Origin

early 18th century: via Latin from Greek oktastulos, from okta- 'eight' + stulos 'pillar'.

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