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EtymologyEdit

From pila, compare Medieval Latin pilaster.

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NounEdit

pilastro m (plural pilastri)

  1. (architecture) pillar, column
    Synonym: colonna
  2. (decorative architecture) pilaster
  3. obelisk
  4. (figuratively) mainstay (a chief support)
    Synonyms: base, cuore, sostegno