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epistyle

[ ep-uh-stahyl ]

noun

  1. the architrave of a classical building.


epistyle

/ ˈɛpɪˌstaɪl /

noun

  1. another name for architrave


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Other Words From

  • epi·stylar adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of epistyle1

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)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of epistyle1

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

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Example Sentences

The plinth which forms the upper part of the capital—supporting the entablature by bearing the lower surface of the epistyle beam.

The short band, corresponding to the triglyph, beneath the tnia moulding which crowns the epistyle; the listel.

The continuous fillet which crowns the epistyle, representative of the wall-plate of the original timbered Doric construction.

Both faades were surmounted by epistyle, frieze and pediment.

The lower stretches from pier to pier, or from column to column, as a connecting epistyle.

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