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adj. Architecture
Having a single row of columns on all sides.

[From Latin peripteros, from Greek : peri-, peri- + pteron, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Architecture) having a row of columns on all sides
[C19: from peri- + -pteral, from Greek pteron wing]
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Adj.1.peripteral - having columns on all sides
apteral - having columns at one or both ends but not along the sides
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3) articulated a broad initial open area which must have contained the altar to the goddess and served to pool celebrants in front of a peripteral temple in a traditional Corinthian order.
Klaus Freyberger examines the remains of the "Peripteral Temple" at Qanawat (pp.