apteral

apteral

[ap-ter-uhl]
adjective Architecture.
1.
(of a classical temple) not having a surrounding colonnade; not peripteral.
2.
(of a church) having no aisles.
3.
(of a church façade) revealing no aisles.

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek ápter(os) wingless (a- a-6 + -pteros -pterous) + -al1

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apteral (ˈæptərəl)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a classical temple) not having columns at the sides
2.  (of a church) having no aisles
 
[C19: from Greek apteros wingless; see apterous]

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