adjective Architecture (of a building) having a single row of pillars on all sides in the style of the temples of ancient Greece.
C19: from Gk peripteron (from peri- 'around' + pteron 'wing') + -al.

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  • Peripteral — Pe*rip ter*al, a. [Gr., fr. ? + ? feather, wing, row of columns.] (Arch.) Having columns on all sides; said of an edifice. See {Apteral}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peripteral — /peuh rip teuhr euhl/, adj. (of a classical temple or other structure) surrounded by a single row of columns. [1820 30; < L peripter(on) ( < Gk, n. use of neut. of perípteros encompassed round with columns, lit., flying around; see PERI ,… …   Universalium

  • peripteral — adjective Surrounded by a single row of columns …   Wiktionary

  • peripteral — pe|rip|te|ral* <zu ↑Peripteros u. 1↑> mit einer Säulenreihe umgeben …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • peripteral —    In architecture, a style of building in which the main structure is surrounded by a colonnade. (pr. per ip teh ruhl) Also see arcade, balcony, gallery, and peristyle …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • peripteral — pe·rip·ter·al …   English syllables

  • peripteral —   a. with row of columns on every side; pertaining to air about moving body.    ♦ periptery n. region round moving body in air …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • peripteral — adj. (of a temple) surrounded by a single row of columns. Etymology: Gk peripteron (as PERI , Gk pteron wing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pseudo-peripteral — Pseu do pe*rip ter*al, a. [Pseudo + peripteral: cf. F. pseudop[ e]ript[ e]re.] (Arch.) Falsely or imperfectly peripteral, as a temple having the columns at the sides attached to the walls, and an ambulatory only at the ends or only at one end. n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greek temple — Greek temples (Ancient Greek: polytonic|ὁ ναός , gr. ho naós dwelling , semantically distinct from Latin la. templum temple ) were structures built to house the cult statues within Greek sanctuaries. The temples themselves did usually not… …   Wikipedia

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