monopteron

monopteron

[mo-nop-tuh-ron, moh-]
noun, plural monoptera [mo-nop-ter-uh, moh-] .
a classical building having a single outer colonnade surrounding a central structure or a courtyard.
Also called monopteros.


Origin:
1700–10; noun use of neuter of Latin monopteros < Greek monópteros, equivalent to mono- mono- + -pteros -pterous

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monopteros or monopteron (mɒnˈɒptəˌrɒs)
 
n , pl -teroi, -tera
a circular classical building, esp a temple, that has a single ring of columns surrounding it
 
[C18: Late Latin from Greek, from mono- + pteron a wing]
 
monopteron or monopteron (mɒnˈɒptəˌrɒs, -təˌrɔɪ, -tərə)
 
n
 
[C18: Late Latin from Greek, from mono- + pteron a wing]
 
mon'opteral or monopteron
 
adj

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