Definitions

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  • n. A peristyle raised on a podium, differing from an ordinary peristyle raised only on a stylobate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The region of the skull, in the temporal fossa back of the orbit, where the great wing of the sphenoid, the temporal, the parietal, and the frontal hones approach each other.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek architecture and archaeology, a range of columns; a portico.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek πτερόν (pteron, "feather, wing"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The generic appellations of the several species of Ferns are derived thus: _Aspidium_, from _aspis_, a shield, because the spores are enclosed in bosses; _Pteris_, from _pteerux_, a wing, having doubly pinnate fronds; or from _pteron_, a feather, having feathery fronds;

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • It comes from two Greek words _orthos_, meaning straight, and _pteron_, meaning a wing.

    The Insect Folk

  • The name of the insect order to which they both belong is Neuroptera, from _neuron_, a nerve, and _pteron_ -- who remembers what _pteron_ means?

    The Insect Folk

  • Roughly corresponding to what we all know as the temple, this place - which takes its name from the Greek pteron, meaning wing think of Hermes with wings attached to this part of his head - is the junction of four separate skull bones, the frontal, parietal, temporal and sphenoid.

    The Guardian World News

  • The etymology is straightforward Greek, from a - meaning "not" and pteron meaning "wing."

    Anecdotal Evidence

  • BlogHUD: Get a Second Life Blog - Second Life blogging community network and tools pteron

    World of SL

  • Hemiptera is from the Greek hemi "half" and pteron

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Designed by Alain Deveze, the K-pteron is part motorcycle, part sidecar, and part quad.

    TREND HUNTER - The Latest Trends

  • [Footnote 1: [Greek: cheir] the "hand," and [Greek: pteron] a "wing."] [Footnote 2: See BELL _On the Hand_, ch.iii. p. 70;] [Footnote 3: See article on _Cheiroptera_, in TODD'S

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

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