Origin of groining
Definition for groining (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of groin
Examples from the Web for groining
The whole of the nave south wall remains, showing a row of windows and indications of the groining of the aisle.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys|Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
The groining of the roof is, unfortunately, falling away by degrees.
The groining with cusped panels and numerous bosses has escaped restoration.Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry|Frederic W. Woodhouse
The bosses in the groining are yellow and green, as in the capitals.
We entered, and the duke pointed out the groining of the roof and the tracery of the windows.Orientations|William Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for groining
Word Origin for groin
Word Origin and History for groining
1590s, earlier grine (1530s), from Middle English grynde "groin" (c.1400), originally "depression in the ground," from Old English grynde "abyss," perhaps also "depression, hollow," from Proto-Germanic *grundus (see ground). Altered 16c. by influence of loin or obsolete groin "snout." The architectural groin "edge formed by the intersection of two vaults" is from 1725.