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  • n. The space between the columns and the wall of the cella in an Ancient Greek or Roman temple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The space between the columns and the wall of the cella, in a Greek or a Roman temple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In an ancient peripieral temple, the open space or passage between the walls of the cella and the sorrounding coloumns. See cut under opisthodomos.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek running around: compare French péridrome. (Wiktionary)

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