Definitions

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  • n. A small house or room.

Etymologies

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From Latin aedicula ("small house"), diminutive of aedēs ("a house") + -culus.

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  • In the reception room, Darcy had gestured at the doorway, which was framed by columns and a peaked roof, and said to Liz, "All that trim is known as an aedicule—that's a good word for a writer, huh?"
    Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible (New York: Random House, 2016), p. 323)

    August 9, 2018

  • From the Latin "aedicula," a small temple. Now applied to the frames surrounding a classical doorway or window flanked by a pair of columns and topped by a pediment.

    February 9, 2007