octostyle

Octostyle

Oc"to*style\, a. [Octo- + Gr. ? a pillar: cf.F. octostyle.] (Arch.) Having eight columns in the front; -- said of a temple or portico. The Parthenon is octostyle, but most large Greek temples are hexastele. See Hexastyle. -- n. An octostyle portico or temple.
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