pteroma

noun pte·ro·ma \ təˈrōmə , teˈr- \

Definition of pteroma

plural pteromata \-mətə\
: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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