Definition of octastyle in English:

octastyle

adjective

  • (of a building or portico) having eight columns at the end or in front.

    • ‘In the process of working with these components, it appears that Bernini flirted with the idea of transforming the octastyle front into a hexastyle front.’

noun

  • An octastyle portico or building.

Origin

Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek oktastulos, from okta- eight + stulos pillar.

Pronunciation:

octastyle

/ˈɒktəstʌɪl/