Monopteron

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Monopteron (Arch) A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monopteron 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Monopteron mō-nop′te-ron a kind of temple or portico of columns grouped in a circle, and supporting a cupola.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Monopteral
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. monos, single, pteron, a wing.