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proto-Doric

[proh-toh-dawr-ik, -dor-] /ˌproʊ toʊˈdɔr ɪk, -ˈdɒr-/
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1.
of or relating to architecture, as in certain Egyptian tombs, supposedly anticipating the Grecian Doric order.
Origin of proto-Doric
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • The proto-Doric, the channelled polygonal column of the tombs at Beni-hassan, fell into disuse.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

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