One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
An octastyle portico or building.
Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek oktastulos, from okta- ‘eight’ + stulos ‘pillar’.
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