hupaithric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ύπαιθρος, from ύπο- + αιθηρ (‘air, ether’).

Adjective[edit]

hupaithric (comparative more hupaithric, superlative most hupaithric)

  1. (rare) Roofless; open to the sky.
    • 1817: Percy Shelley, The Revolt of Islam
      that spacious cell \ Like an hupaithric temple wide and high
    • 1980: William Blackwood, Blackwood's Magazine
      Their temples were mostly hupaithric; and the flying clouds, the stars, or the deep sky, were seen above.

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References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989