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dipteral Syllabification: dip·ter·al
Pronunciation: /ˈdiptərəl/

Definition of dipteral in English:


Having a double peristyle.
Example sentences
  • It was tripteral octastyle on the two narrow sides, and dipteral eikosastyle on the long sides, that is, it was surrounded by 104 Corinthian columns in total.
  • The temple we see today is an Ionic structure measuring 60 x 118 m, with a dipteral arrangement of two rows of columns with 21 on each side and 10 at each end.
  • The temple is dipteral with eight columns.


Early 19th century: from Latin dipteros (from Greek, from di- 'twice' + pteron 'wing') + -al.

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