Other Word Forms of Caryatid
Origin of Caryatid
From Middle French cariatide, from Latin caryatides, from Ancient Greek Καρυάτιδες (Karuatides), plural of Καρυᾶτις (Karuatis, “a priestess of Artemis, female figures used as bearing-shafts”), from Καρυατίζω (Karuatizo, “dance the Karyatid festival dance”) from Καρύαι (Karuai, “a town in Laconia with a temple of Artemis and a festival”)
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
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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