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peristyle

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noun peri·style \ˈper-ə-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of peristyle

  1. 1 :  a colonnade surrounding a building or court

  2. 2 :  an open space enclosed by a colonnade



Origin and Etymology of peristyle

French péristyle, from Latin peristylum, from Greek peristylon, from neuter of peristylos surrounded by a colonnade, from peri- + stylos pillar — more at steer


First Known Use: 1612


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