Hypostyle definition

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Having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
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A building with a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
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Having a roof supported by rows of pillars or columns.
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A hypostyle structure.
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(architecture) Having a roof supported on a row of columns.
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Origin of hypostyle

  • From Greek hupostūlos resting upon pillars hupo- hypo- stūlos pillar stā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek ὑπόστυλος (hypóstylos).

    From Wiktionary