stylobate

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Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈstaɪ.lə.beɪt/

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin stylobata, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek στυλοβάτης (stulobátēs), from στῦλος (stûlos, pillar) + βαίνω (baínō, to go, to walk).

Noun[edit]

stylobate (plural stylobates or stylobata)

  1. (Classical Greek architecture) The top step of the crepidoma, i.e. the platform upon which the superstructure of the building is erected.

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