stereobate

noun

stereo·​bate
ˈsterēəˌbāt,
ˈstir-,
usually -āt+V
plural -s
: a substructure or basement of masonry as visible above the ground level compare stylobate
stereobatic
¦⸗⸗⸗¦batik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

French or Latin; French stéréobate, from Latin stereobata foundation of a column or building, from Greek stereobatēs, from stere- + -batēs one that treads, from bainein to walk, go

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“Stereobate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereobate. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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