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epistyle

[ ep-uh-stahyl ]
/ ˈɛp əˌstaɪl /
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noun
the architrave of a classical building.
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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)

OTHER WORDS FROM epistyle

ep·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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