Systyle
Intercolumniation In`ter*co*lum`ni*a"tion, n. (Arch.) The clear space between two columns, measured at the bottom of their shafts. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is customary to measure the intercolumniation in terms of the diameter of the shaft, taken also at the bottom. Different words, derived from the Greek, are in use to denote certain common proportions. They are: {Pycnostyle}, when the intercolumniation is of one and a half diameters; {Systyle}, of two diameters; {Eustyle}, of two and a quarter diameters; {Diastyle}, of three diameters; {Ar[ae]ostyle}, of four or more, and so great that a wooden architrave has to be used instead of stone; {Ar[ae]osystyle}, when the intercolumniations are alternately systyle and ar[ae]ostyle. [1913 Webster]


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  • systyle — [ sistil ] n. m. et adj. • 1691; lat. systylos, d o. gr. « aux colonnes rapprochées » ♦ Archit. Ordonnance où les entrecolonnements sont de deux diamètres de colonnes (quatre modules). Adj. Temple, péristyle, portique systyle. ⇒SYSTYLE, adj. et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Systyle — Sys tyle, a. [L. systylos, Gr. sy n with columns standing close; sy n with + ? a column: cf. F. systyle.] (Arch.) Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; said of a portico or building. See {Intercolumniation}. n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SYSTYLE — s. m. T. d Archit. Ordonnance d architecture suivant laquelle l entre colonnement est de deux diamètres ou quatre modules.  Il s emploie aussi, et même ordinairement, comme adjectif des deux genres. Portique systyle. Temple systyle …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • SYSTYLE — n. m. T. d’Architecture Ordonnance d’architecture suivant laquelle l’entrecolonnement est de deux diamètres ou quatre modules. Il s’emploie aussi comme adjectif des deux genres. Portique systyle. Temple systyle …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • systyle — (si sti l ) s. m. Terme d architecture. Ordonnance d architecture suivant laquelle l entrecolonnement est de deux diamètres ou quatre modules.    Adj. Portique systyle. Temple systyle. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, avec, et, fût, colonne, (voy. style.) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • systyle — /sis tuyl/, adj. Archit. having an intercolumniation of two diameters. See illus. under intercolumniation. [1695 1705; < L systylos < Gk sýstylos, equiv. to sy SY + stylos STYLE2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • systyle — ˈsiˌstīl noun ( s) Etymology: Latin systylos, from Greek, having columns close together, from syn + stylos column, pillar more at steer : an intercolumniation of two diameters see intercolumniation illustration …   Useful english dictionary

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