Noun Decastyle Definition and Examples


Noun:

Decastyle

Pronunciation:

/ˈdɛkəstʌɪl/

Definition:
1.

adjective

(of a temple or portico) having ten columns.
  1. 'Chedanne, however, whose results are not yet published, thought that the entablature of the pronaos had originally belonged to a decastyle temple, which he supposed to have been peripteral.'
  2. 'The colonnade is decastyle - ten columns to a side, 36 all told.'

noun

A ten-columned portico.
    ((n.) A portico having ten pillars or columns in front.)


    Origin:
    Early 18th century: from Greek dekastulos ‘having ten columns’, from deka ‘ten’ + stulos ‘column’.

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