Origin of groining
verb (used with object)
Origin of groin
Examples from the Web for groining
Historical Examples of groining
The bosses in the groining are yellow and green, as in the capitals.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]
H. J. L. J. Mass
The mouldings of the groining are extremely bold and simple.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain
George Edmund Street
In the side-aisles there is no groining, but only cross vaulting.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)
Its vaulting was pointed, with groining resting on columns, whose capitals were either Romanesque or Gothic.
The ceiling beneath it is blue sprinkled with golden stars, and the groining of the arches which support it is golden also.Stained Glass Tours in France
Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
Word Origin for groin
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.