Hypaethral meaning

hī-pēthrəl
Wholly or partly open to the sky.

An ancient hypaethral temple.

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Open to the sky; roofless.
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Open-air, outdoor, exposed to the sky.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hypaethral - hypethral, hypthral

Origin of hypaethral

  • From Latin hypaethrus from Greek hupaithros hupo under hypo– aithēr sky, air

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

  • From Latin hypaethrus, from Ancient Greek ὕπαιθρος (hupaithros), from ὑπό (hupo) + αἰθήρ (aithēr, “air, ether”).

    From Wiktionary