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(of a building) having a single row of pillars on all sides in the style of the temples of ancient Greece.
- ‘Next, the development and significance of previous examples of circular, mostly peripteral, courtyards are traced as a control for the expressive content of the courtyard at Caprarola deduced from its style and form.’
Early 19th century: from Greek peripteron (from peri- ‘around’ + pteron ‘wing’) + -al.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.