In architecture, a hypostyle hall has a roof which is supported by columns, as in the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak. The word hypostyle comes from the Ancient Greek hypóstȳlos meaning "under columns" (where hypó means below or underneath and stŷlos means column). The roof may be constructed of with bridging lintels of stone, wood or other r..
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In architecture the term hypostyle is applied to something resting upon columns or constructed by means of columns. The term is especially applied to the great hall at Karnak.
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[ Greek ... resting on pillars; ... under + ... a pillar.] (Architecture)
Resting upon columns; constructed by means of columns; -- especially applied to the great hall at Karnak.
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• (a.) Resting upon columns; constructed by means of columns; -- especially applied to the great hall at Karnak.
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hypostyle (hip'ustīl, hī'pu–) , the chamber in Egyptian temples in which a number of columns supported a flat stone roof. Forming the chief and largest inner space of the temple, it was entered from the outer courtyard and, in turn, gave access to the holy of holies and the...
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(Greek hupostulos, under columns) Building with roof supported by pillars
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