: having a row of columns on all sides : peristylar
: relating to or characterized by the motions of the air surrounding a moving body

Word History


Latin peripteros peristylar (from Greek, flying around, peristylar, from peri- + pteron feather, wing, row of columns) + English -al

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“Peripteral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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