American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Wholly or partly open to the sky: an ancient hypaethral temple.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See hypethral.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Arch.) Exposed to the air; wanting a roof; -- applied to a building or part of a building.
- adj. partly or entirely open to the sky
- From Latin hypaethrus, from Ancient Greek ὕπαιθρος, from ὑπό + αἰθήρ ("air, ether"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin hypaethrus, from Greek hupaithros : hupo, under; see hypo- + aithēr, sky, air. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Equally irregular are the Riwaks, or porches, surrounding the hypaethral court.”
“As far as I could discover, the tradition has no foundation, and in old times there was no garden in the hypaethral court.”
“The four Riwaks, or porches, of the Madinah Mosque open upon a hypaethral court of parallelogramic shape.”
“As usual in Al-Islam, it is a hypaethral building with a spacious central area, called Al-Sahn, Al-Hosh, Al-Haswah, or Al-Ramlah,7 surrounded by a peristyle with numerous rows of pillars like the colonnades of an Italian cloister.”
“The stranger stands awe-struck before walls high towering without a single break, a hypaethral court severe in masculine beauty, a gateway that might suit the palace of the Titans, and a lofty minaret of massive grandeur.”
“From time immemorial, in hot and rainy lands, a hypaethral court, either round or square, surrounded by a covered portico, was used for the double purpose of church and mart, — a place where God and Mammon were worshipped turn by turn.”
“The exposed foundations of the eastern and western walls, where the torrent has washed away the northern enceinte, show that, after the fashion of ancient Egypt, sandstone slabs have been laid underground, the calcaire being reserved for the hypaethral part.”
“First there is the temple in antis, or [Greek: naos en parastasin] as it is called in Greek; then the prostyle, amphiprostyle, peripteral, pseudodipteral, dipteral, and hypaethral.”
“From prescription, in the case of hypaethral edifices, open to the sky, in honour of Jupiter Lightning, the Heaven, the Sun, or the Moon: for these are gods whose semblances and manifestations we behold before our very eyes in the sky when it is cloudless and bright.”
“The hypaethral is decastyle in both front and rear porticoes.”
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