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CLEITHRAL (Gr. aXeiOpov, an enclosed ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 481 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CLEITHRAL (Gr. aXeiOpov, an enclosed or shut-up place), an architectural term applied to a covered Greek temple, in contradistinction to hypaethral, which designates one that is uncovered; the roof of a cleithral temple completely covers it.
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