- a small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column, to its base.
- Also called hypophyge. a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital.
Origin of apophyge
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The apophyge is the inverted cavetto or concave sweep, on the upper edge of which the diminishing shaft rests.
- architect the outward curve at each end of the shaft of a column, adjoining the base or capitalAlso called: hypophyge
Word Origin for apophyge
C16: from Greek apophugē, literally: escape, from apopheugein to escape from
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