(?), n.;
pl. Caryatids (#).
[See Caryatides.] (Arch.) A draped female figure supporting an entablature, in the place of a column or pilaster.
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(?), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. () priestesses in the temple of Diana (the Greek Artemis) at Cary (Gr. ), a village in Laconia; as an architectural term, caryatids.] (Arch) Caryatids.
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Corresponding male figures were called Atlantes, Telamones, and Persians.
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