adjective, often capitalized dip·y·lon \ˈdipəˌlän\

Definition of dipylon

  1. :  distinctive of an elaborate stage of ancient Greek pottery making and decorating in the geometric style marked by pictures of funerals

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Origin and Etymology of dipylon

Dipylon, gateway on the west side of ancient Athens, near which pottery in this style has been found

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to cast off or become cast off

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