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metope

[ met-uh-pee, -ohp ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌpi, -oʊp /
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noun Architecture.
any of the square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze.
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Also called intertriglyph.

Origin of metope

First recorded in 1555–65, metope is from the Greek word metópē
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British Dictionary definitions for metope

metope
/ (ˈmɛtəʊp, ˈmɛtəpɪ) /

noun
architect a square space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze

Word Origin for metope

C16: via Latin from Greek metopē, from meta between + opē one of the holes for the beam-ends
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