systyle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin systylos, Ancient Greek σύστυλος (sústulos, with columns standing close) from σύν (sún, with) + στῦλος (stûlos, column): compare French systyle.

Adjective[edit]

systyle (not comparable)

  1. (architecture) Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; said of a portico or building.

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Noun[edit]

systyle (plural systyles)

  1. A systyle temple or other edifice.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin systylos, from Ancient Greek σύστυλος (sústulos) composed of σύν (sún) and στῦλος (stûlos)

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Noun[edit]

systyle m (plural systyles)

  1. arrangement of colonnade where the space between columns is twice the diameter of each
    Les anciens, au dire de Vitruve, comptaient cinq espèces de temples (…). Ils appelaient : (…) systyle, celui dans lequel l'entre-colonnement mesurait deux diamètres. (Ch. Blanc, Grammaire des arts et du dessin, 1876, p. 221)

Adjective[edit]

systyle (masculine and feminine, plural systyles)

  1. having this arrangement
    portique systyle.

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