Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See octastyle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Arch.) Having eight columns in the front; -- said of a temple or portico. The Parthenon is
octostyle, but most large Greek temples are hexastyle. See hexastyle.
- octo- + Ancient Greek στῦλος (stylos, "pillar"). (Wiktionary)
“It was, moreover, immeasurably superior to the classic attempts of the architects of the middle Georgian period, who, carried away by the enthusiasm awakened by the perusal of the newly-published "Antiquities" of Stuart and Revett, attempted to adapt Doric porticos, hexastyle, octostyle, etc., to modern domestic architecture.”
“It was a peripteral octostyle, of the Doric order, with seventeen columns on the sides, each six feet two inches in diameter at the base, and thirty-four feet in height, elevated on three steps.”
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