noun pte·ro·ma \təˈrōmə, teˈr-\

Definition of pteroma



  1. :  the enclosed space of a stoa, portico, or peristyle including the stylobate and the space to the solid wall behind the portico (as in a Greek temple)

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Origin and Etymology of pteroma

Latin, from Greek pterōma from pteron feather, wing + -ōma -ome

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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