Car`y*at"i*des (?), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. () priestesses in the temple of Diana (the Greek Artemis) at Caryae (Gr. ), a village in Laconia; as an architectural term, caryatids.] Arch

Caryatids.

⇒ Corresponding male figures were called Atlantes, Telamones, and Persians.

 

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