pteron


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pteron

1. In a Classical temple, the passageway between the walls of the cella and the columns of the peristyle.
2. The side of a Classical temple or the row of columns along one side of the temple.
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They've dubbed their sparrow-size vehicle the entomopter--a name derived from the Greek words entomon for insect and pteron for wing.
PTERIS {TARE-iss} Linnaeus 1753 * Brake Ferns * [Greek pteris, fern, derived from pteron, wing or feather, for the closely spaced pinnae, which give the leaves a likeness to feathers.
Name Origin: From the Greek words helios (sun) and pteron (wings), referring to their sun-loving nature and their feathery bristles.