acroterion

[ak-ruh-teer-ee-on, -ee-uh n]

Origin of acroterion

< Greek akrōtḗrion topmost part, extremity, equivalent to akrō- acro- + -tērion suffix designating a place for

acroterium

[ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh m]
noun, plural ac·ro·te·ri·a [ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh] /ˌæk rəˈtɪər i ə/. Architecture.
  1. a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment.

Origin of acroterium

Latinization of acroterion
Related formsac·ro·te·ral, ac·ro·te·ri·al, adjective
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