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after a plan of the
Temple of Apollo
Didyma, Turkey


Having a double row of columns on all sides, as certain Greek temples.

[From Greek dipteros, temple with a double peristyle : di-, di- + pteron, feather, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Architecture) architect having a double row of columns
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