octastyle


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octastyle
after a plan of the Parthenon
Athens, Greece

oc·ta·style

 (ŏk′tə-stīl′)
adj.
Having eight columns across the front of the portico, as in some Greek temples.

[Latin octastȳlus, from Greek oktastūlos : okta-, octa- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

octastyle

(ˈɒktəˌstaɪl) architect
n
(Architecture) a building or entrance that has eight pillars at the front of it
adj
(Architecture) having eight pillars (resembling those in Ancient Greek temples)