hypostyle

adjective

hy·​po·​style ˈhī-pə-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce hypostyle (audio)
: having the roof resting on rows of columns
hypostyle noun

Word History

Etymology

Greek hypostylos, from hypo- + stylos pillar — more at steer

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypostyle was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Hypostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypostyle. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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