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peristyle

[per-uh-stahyl] /ˈpɛr əˌstaɪl/
noun, Architecture
1.
a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.
2.
an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin peristȳlum < Greek perístȳlon, noun use of neuter of perístȳlos surrounded with columns, equivalent to peri- peri- + -stȳlos -style2
Related forms
peristylar, adjective
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peristyle

/ˈpɛrɪˌstaɪl/
noun
1.
a colonnade that surrounds a court or building
2.
an area that is surrounded by a colonnade
Derived Forms
peristylar, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via French from Latin peristӯlum, from Greek peristulon, from peri- + stulos column
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