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  1. [architecture] A temple or portico with eight columns in front. The Parthenon in Athens is octostyle, but most large Greek temples are hexastyle.


Octostyle: In classical architecture, Octostyle refers to a colonnaded portico of eight columns at the front of a peristyle building, or a building incorporating an octostyle colonnade, usually a temple. Octostyle buildings are rarer than Hexastyle in the classical Greek architectural canon. The best-known octostyle buildings surviving from antiquity are the Parthenon in Athens built during the Age of Pericles, and the Pantheon in Rome.

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Google previewA Common-school Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory, Pronouncing, and Synonymous (1868)

With an Appendix Containing Various Useful Tables by William Greenleaf Webster, William Adolphus Wheeler

Niter, or Nobless, or Nomads, or Nombles, Nonesuch, Novitiate, Nylghau, Octahedron, Octostyle, Odalisque, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Octostyle peripteral, eight columns in front and rear, and a peristyle round. FiG. 13. The Parthenon, Athens. Octostyle dipteral, eight columns in front and rear and a double row in the peristyle. Fig. 14. The Temple of Jupiter Olympius, Athens.

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

When there are 4, 6, 8, or 10, the temple is said to be Tetrastyle, Hexastyle, Octostyle, or Decast yle. The temple in antis, had usually only two intermediate columns. The prostyle temples were generally tetrastyle, or with four columns.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

OCTOSTYLE, Öktó-stil: in classic architecture, a por tico composed of eight columns in front. OCTOSYLLABLE, n. Öktó-sil lä-bl [L. octo, eight; syllābā, a syllable]: a word consisting of eight syllables. Oc'TosYLLAB'IC, a -lāb ik, consisting of eight ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Octostyle, a term in architecture applied to a temple or portico having eight columns in front. The most perfect example was the Parthenon at Athens, a building of the Doric order. Few remains of Greek buildings of this style exist, the common ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

having eight columns in front or at the end [also spelt octostyle] ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

eight, nine, or ten, the temple is said to be distyle in antis, tetrastyle, hexaatyle, octostyle, etmeastyle, deca- style, respectively. Greek architecture, exclusive of the Mycensean, covers a period of about six centuries, so far as dated remains ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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OCTOSTYLE, in the ancient architcćture, is the ...

Google previewAdeline's Art Dictionary (1891)

Containing a Complete Index of All Terms Used in Art, Architecture, Heraldry, and Archæology by Jules Adeline

Octostyle. (Arch.) A term applied to ancient temples, the facade of which was decorated with eight columns. The Parthenon, the famous temple of Athene at Athens, was octostyle. Oculus. (Arch.) A small opening or window of circular form 275 ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

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