Definition of Peripteral

1. Adjective. Having columns on all sides.




Definition of Peripteral

1. a. Having columns on all sides; -- said of an edifice. See Apteral.

Definition of Peripteral

1. Adjective. (architecture) Surrounded by a single row of columns ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peripteral

peripolar
peripolar cell
peripolesis
periporitis
periportal
periportal cirrhosis
periportal space of Mall
periprocedural
periproct
periproctic
periproctitis
periprocts
periprostatic
periprostatitis
peripter
peripteral (current term)
peripterous
peripters
peripubescent
peripylephlebitis
peripylic
peripyloric
perique
periques
perirectal
perirectal abscess
perirectitis
perirenal
perirenal fascia
perirhinal

Literary usage of Peripteral

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1. History of Ancient Art by Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke (1902)
"The peripteral temple plan is a similar advance, which, not fitted for the requirements and tendencies of Egyptian architecture, lay dormant for centuries. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The favourite type of Greek temple was that known as hexa- style peripteral, ... pseudo-peripteral temple, of which the elevation is given in fig. ..."

3. Ancient Athens: Its History, Topography, and Remains by Thomas Henry Dyer (1873)
"The celia of the temple of Zeus at Agrigentum was only a little smaller than the whole of the Athenian temple ; but it was not peripteral, the columns being ..."

4. Foreign Topography; Or, An Encyclopedick Account, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1828)
"The second polygonal style, 1, PSEUDO-peripteral. ... and peripteral, 7 ; a peculiar temple of this kind, 186*. See TEMPLES. ..."

5. Aerodynamics: Constituting the First Volume of a Complete Work on Aerial Flight by Frederick William Lanchester (1907)
"... be specially created at birth, and would after death continue to pervade the world for all time like a disembodied spirit. § 126. peripteral Motion in a ..."

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