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prostyle

[proh-stahyl] /ˈproʊ staɪl/
adjective
1.
(of a classical temple) having a portico on the front with the columns in front of the antae.
noun
2.
a prostyle building or portico.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; (adj.) < Latin prostȳlos < Greek próstȳlos with pillars in front, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + -stȳlos -style2; (noun) < Greek próstȳlon, noun use of neuter of próstȳlos
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  • The prostyle would contain a portico of four or more columns extending across the façade.
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prostyle

/ˈprəʊstaɪl/
adjective
1.
(of a building) having a row of columns in front, esp as in the portico of a Greek temple
noun
2.
a prostyle building, portico, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin prostӯlos, from Greek: with pillars in front, from pro-² + stulos pillar
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