hemi-. Greek word meaning ‘half’. It prefixes other words in architectural terminology. Examples include:hemi-cycle: semicircular room, part of a room, or area off a court, forum, garden, etc. A large exedra. Also a semicircular vault or arch;hemi-dome: half-dome, as over an apse or niche;hemi-glyph: half-glyph or chamfer on each side of a triglyph in the Doric Order;hemi-sphaerium: dome;hemi-triglyph: half-triglyph-block as in an internal corner of a frieze, touching another.
hemi- repr. Gr. hēmi-, comb. el. = SEMI-.
hemi- The Greek hemi, meaning ‘half’, used as a prefix meaning ‘half’ or ‘affecting one half’.
hemi- From the Greek hemi meaning ‘half’, a prefix meaning ‘half’ or ‘affecting one half’.
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