amphiprostyle

adjective
am·​phi·​pro·​style | \ ˌam(p)-fi-ˈprō-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce amphiprostyle (audio) \

Definition of amphiprostyle

: having columns at each end only an amphiprostyle building

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amphiprostyle noun

First Known Use of amphiprostyle

circa 1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphiprostyle

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

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The first known use of amphiprostyle was circa 1789

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“Amphiprostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphiprostyle. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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