peribolos

noun
pe·​rib·​o·​los | \ pəˈribələs, -ˌläs \
variants: or peribolus \ -​ləs \
plural periboloi\ -​ˌlȯi \ or periboli\ -​ˌlī , -​ˌlē \

Definition of peribolos

: an enclosed court especially about a temple of classical times also : the wall of such a court

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History and Etymology for peribolos

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin peribolus, from Greek peribolos, from peribolos, adjective, encompassing, from periballein to throw around, encompass

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“Peribolos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peribolos. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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