Oc"to*style (?), a. [Octo- + Gr. a pillar: cf.F. octostyle.] Arch.

Having eight columns in the front; -- said of a temple or portico. The Parthenon is octostyle, but most large Greek temples are hexastele. See Hexastyle.

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n.

An octostyle portico or temple.

 

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