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modillion

[ moh-dil-yuhn, muh- ]

noun

, Architecture.
  1. an ornamental cantilever beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc.


modillion

/ məˈdɪljən /

noun

  1. architect one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice, esp as used in the Corinthian order Compare mutule


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Word History and Origins

Origin of modillion1

1555–65; < Italian modiglione < Vulgar Latin *mutiliōnem, variant of *mūtuliōnem, accusative of *mūtuliō. See mutule, -ion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of modillion1

C16: via French from Italian modiglione, probably from Vulgar Latin mutiliō (unattested), from Latin mūtulus mutule

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