hypostyle

hypostyle

[hahy-puh-stahyl, hip-uh-] Architecture.
adjective
1.
having many columns carrying the roof or ceiling: a hypostyle hall.
noun
2.
a hypostyle structure.

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek hypóstȳlos resting on pillars, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + -stȳlos -style2

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hypostyle (ˈhaɪpəʊˌstaɪl)
 
adj
1.  having a roof supported by columns
 
n
2.  a building constructed in this way

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