Definitions

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  • n. A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a type of temple or portico, usually with an inclosed circular cella, composed of columns arranged in a circle and supporting a cupola or a conical roof.

Etymologies

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Latin. See monopteral.

Examples

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  • A gothic estate needs a proper lawn,

    A pond in the shape of an octagon,

    A statue or two,

    A ruin to view

    And one mysterious monopteron.

    August 5, 2018