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archivolt

[ahr-kuh-vohlt] /ˈɑr kəˌvoʊlt/
noun, Architecture.
1.
a molded or decorated band following the extrados of an arch or forming an archlike frame for an opening.
Origin of archivolt
1725-1735
1725-35; < French archivolte < Italian archivolto < Medieval Latin *archivoltum, Latinization of Old French arvol < Late Latin arcus volūtus vaulted arch; see arch1, vault1
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archivolt

/ˈɑːkɪˌvəʊlt/
noun (architect)
1.
a moulding around an arch, sometimes decorated
2.
the under surface of an arch
Word Origin
C18: from Italian archivolto; see arc, vault1
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