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.

Origin of metope

First recorded in 1555–65, metope is from the Greek word metópē
Also called intertriglyph.
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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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