Definition of Peristyles

1. Noun. (plural of peristyle) ¹



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Definition of Peristyles

1. peristyle [n] - See also: peristyle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peristyles

peristoma
peristomal
peristomata
peristomatous
peristome
peristomes
peristomia
peristomial
peristomium
peristrephic
peristriate area
peristriate cortex
peristrumous
peristylar
peristyle
peristyles (current term)
perisylvian
perisynaptic
perisynovial
perisystole
perisystolic
peritarsal network
peritectic
peritectoid
peritectomy
peritendineum
peritendinitis
peritendinitis calcarea
peritendinitis serosa
peritenon

Literary usage of Peristyles

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1. Foreign Topography; Or, An Encyclopedick Account, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1828)
"... are the representations of the peristyles of temples in caryatides, which are executed in paintings at the baths of Titus, and have been copied by ..."

2. Pompeii, Its Life and Art by August Mau (1907)
"The rooms east of the two peristyles, and the north atrium (47) and peristyle (56), ... The better apartments are grouped about the peristyles ; the. ..."

3. Galignani's new Paris guide by A. and W. Galignani and Co (1830)
"These peristyles arc 15 in number, namely three in the front and three on each ... The total number of columns forming the peristyles is 86, and above the ..."

4. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"On the contrary, such peristyles are called the men's apartments, since in them the men can stay without interruption from the women. ..."

5. A Text-book of the History of Architecture by Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin (1909)
"65) consisted of several courts or atria, some of which were surrounded by colonnades and called peristyles. The front portion was reserved for shops, ..."

6. The Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome by Samuel Ball Platner (1911)
"The two main entrances of the baths opened into these peristyles, which were surrounded by a colonnade supporting an entablature and a gallery. ..."

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