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Neophilologus

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 299–305 | Cite as

Eastern Prospects: Kiosks, Belvederes, Gazebos

  • William Sayers
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Abstract

Gazebo is attested only in English, although the architectural structures and features so designated, and related terms such as kiosk, belvedere, pergola are widely found in the context of European orientalism. An etymology for gazebo is sought in Hispano-Arabic and a likely candidate meaning `mirador, viewing platform' is found in the work of the medieval Cordoban poet Ibn Guzman. The eighteenth-century British occupation of Tangiers may have provided an avenue for the importation of this lexical isolate, although the architecture of the octagonal garden pavilion now designated gazebo would have had multiple paths to Britain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sayers
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  1. 1.Cornell University LibraryIthacaUSA E-mail

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