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||Car`y*at"i*des (?), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. &?; (&?;) priestesses in the temple of Diana (the Greek Artemis) at Caryæ (Gr. &?;), a village in Laconia; as an architectural term, caryatids.] (Arch) Caryatids.

&fist; Corresponding male figures were called Atlantes, Telamones, and Persians.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Caryatides, draped female figures surmounting columns and supporting entablatures; the corresponding male figures are called Atlantes.
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