Caryatids at the Acropolis in Athens.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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noun pl. car·y·at·ids or car·y·at·i·des Architecture
Origin: From Latin Caryātides, caryatids, from Greek Karuātides, priestesses of Artemis at Caryae, caryatids, from Karuai, Caryae, a village of Laconia in southern Greece with a famous temple to Artemis.
- carˌy·atˈi·dal , carˌy·atˌi·deˈan , carˌy·a·tidˈic adjective