Apteral
Apteral Ap"ter*al, a. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Apterous. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) Without lateral columns; -- applied to buildings which have no series of columns along their sides, but are either prostyle or amphiprostyle, and opposed to {peripteral}. --R. Cyc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Apteral — (from the Greek απτερος, wingless : α , without + πτερον, wing ) is an architectural term applied to amphiprostyle temples which have no columns on the sides. In the temple Athena Nike known as Nike Apteros , the adjective is used, not as… …   Wikipedia

  • apteral — [ap′tər əl] adj. [Gr apteros (see APTEROUS) + AL] 1. Archit. having columns at one or both ends, but not along the sides 2. Zool. APTEROUS …   English World dictionary

  • apteral — /ap teuhr euhl/, adj. Archit. 1. (of a classical temple) not having a surrounding colonnade; not peripteral. 2. (of a church) having no aisles. 3. (of a church façade) revealing no aisles. [1825 35; < Gk ápter(os) wingless (a A 6 + pteros… …   Universalium

  • apteral — ap·ter·al …   English syllables

  • apteral — ap•ter•al [[t]ˈæp tər əl[/t]] adj. archit. (of a classical temple or other building) having columns at one or both ends but not on the sides • Etymology: 1825–35; < Gk ápter(os) wingless (see apterous) + al I …   From formal English to slang

  • apteral — /ˈæptərəl/ (say aptuhruhl) adjective 1. (especially of a classical temple) without columns or a porch along the sides. 2. (of a church) without aisles. {Greek apteros without wings} …   Australian English dictionary

  • apteral —   a. (of classical temple) having columns at front or back only; (of church) lacking aisles: apterous …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • apteral — adjective 1. having columns at one or both ends but not along the sides • Ant: ↑peripteral • Similar to: ↑amphiprostylar, ↑amphiprostyle, ↑amphistylar, ↑porticoed, ↑prostyle, ↑pseudoprostyle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apterous — Ap ter*ous, a. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Destitute of wings; apteral; as, apterous insects. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Destitute of winglike membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole; opposed to {alate}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peripteral — Pe*rip ter*al, a. [Gr., fr. ? + ? feather, wing, row of columns.] (Arch.) Having columns on all sides; said of an edifice. See {Apteral}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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