am·​phi·​pro·​style ˌam(p)-fi-ˈprō-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce amphiprostyle (audio)
: having columns at each end only
an amphiprostyle building
amphiprostyle noun

Word History


borrowed from Latin amphiprostȳlos, borrowed from Greek amphipróstȳlos, from amphi- amphi- + próstȳlos "having pillars in front," from pro- pro- entry 1 + -stȳlos, adjective derivative of stŷlos "pillar, support" — more at steer entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphiprostyle was circa 1789

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Cite this Entry

“Amphiprostyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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