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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: caryatides (plural), from Greek, 'female priests of the goddess Artemis at Caryae, a town in ancient Greece'

caryatid

noun
     
Related topics: Architecture
car‧y‧at‧id [countable]
AA technical a pillar in the shape of a female figure

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