stylobate

noun

sty·​lo·​bate ˈstī-lə-ˌbāt How to pronounce stylobate (audio)
: a continuous flat coping or pavement supporting a row of architectural columns

Word History

Etymology

Latin stylobates, from Greek, stylobatēs, from stylos pillar + bainein to walk, go — more at come

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stylobate was in 1694

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“Stylobate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylobate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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