hypostyle

adjective
hy·​po·​style | \ ˈhī-pə-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce hypostyle (audio) \

Definition of hypostyle

: having the roof resting on rows of columns

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hypostyle noun

First Known Use of hypostyle

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypostyle

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

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“Hypostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypostyle. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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