Pronounced: uh-GRATE, verb

Note: I keep seeing “aggregate” when I see this word, and so I guessed the wrong meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word hypaethral means

  • having a roofless central space
  • open to the sky

The ancient Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius used the Latin word hypaethrus to describe temples in which the cella (the part of the template hosing an image of the deity) was wholly or partially uncovered. The word was crafted from Greek hypo- (under or beneath) and aithēr (air or heaven).

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1700s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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