from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dipteral building or temple; a portico with two ranges of columns. See dipteral, 2.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A temple was called dipteros if it were surrounded by a double colonnade, and psuedo-dipteros when the inner row of columns was not used.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.