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hypethral

[hi-pee-thruh l, hahy-] /hɪˈpi θrəl, haɪ-/
adjective
1.
(of a classical building) wholly or partly open to the sky.
Also, hypaethral.
Compare clithral.
Origin
< Latin hypaethr(us) (< Greek hýpaithros open to the sky, equivalent to hyp- hyp- + aîthros clear sky; see ether) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for hypethral

hypaethral

/hɪˈpiːθrəl; haɪ-/
adjective
1.
(esp of a classical temple) having no roof
Word Origin
C18: from Latin hypaethrus uncovered, from Greek hupaithros, from hypo- + aithros clear sky

hypethral

/hɪˈpiːθrəl; haɪ-/
adjective
1.
the usual US spelling of hypaethral
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