Amphiprostyle meaning

ăm-fĭprō-stīl, ămfĭ-prōstīl
Having a prostyle or set of columns at each end but none along the sides, as in some Greek temples.
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(archit.) Having columns at the front and back, but none along the sides.
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An amphiprostyle building.
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(of a structure) Having columns at either end but not along the sides.
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An amphiprostyle temple or edifice.
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Origin of amphiprostyle

  • Latin amphiprostȳlos from Greek amphiprostūlos amphi- amphi- prostūlos with pillars in front prostyle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin amphiprostylos, from Ancient Greek ἀμφιπρόστυλος (amphipróstȳlos), from ἀμφί (amphi-) + πρόστυλος (próstȳlos, “having pillars”).

    From Wiktionary