epistyle

[ ep-uh-stahyl ]
/ ˈɛp əˌstaɪl /
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noun

the architrave of a classical building.

Nearby words

  1. epistolic,
  2. epistolize,
  3. epistolography,
  4. epistrophe,
  5. epistropheus,
  6. episyllogism,
  7. epit.,
  8. epitaph,
  9. epitasis,
  10. epitaxial transistor

Origin of epistyle

1555–65; < Latin epistȳlium the crossbeam resting on the column < Greek epistŷlion crossbeam of architrave (epi- epi- + stŷl(os) a column, pillar, post + -ion diminutive suffix)

Related formsep·i·sty·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for epistyle

epistyle

/ (ˈɛpɪˌstaɪl) /

noun

another name for architrave (def. 1)

Word Origin for epistyle

C17: via Latin epistӯlium from Greek epistulion, from epi- + stulos column, style

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