clithral

/kluyth"reuhl/, adj.
(of a classical temple) roofed over. Cf. hypethral.
[ < Gk klêithr(on) bar for closing a door (deriv. of kleíein to close, shut) + -AL1; cf. CLATHRATE]

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  • clithral — /kluyth reuhl/, adj. (of a classical temple) roofed over. Cf. hypethral. [ < Gk klêithr(on) bar for closing a door (deriv. of kleíein to close, shut) + AL1; cf. CLATHRATE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • clathrate — /klath rayt/, adj. 1. Biol. resembling a lattice; divided or marked like latticework. n. 2. Chem. a substance in which a molecule of one compound fills a cavity within the crystal lattice of another compound. Cf. adduct. [1615 25; < L… …   Universalium

  • hypethral — /hi pee threuhl, huy /, adj. (of a classical building) wholly or partly open to the sky. Also, hypaethral. Cf. clithral. [ < L hypaethr(us) ( < Gk hýpaithros open to the sky, equiv. to hyp HYP + aîthros clear sky; see ETHER) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cleith|ral — «KLY thruhl», adjective. having a roof; roofed over: »a cleithral temple. Also, clithral. ╂[< Greek kleîthron closing bar + English al1] …   Useful english dictionary

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