Origin of oriel
Examples from the Web for oriel
“You quite enlighten me on the subject,” observed Oriel Porphyry, endeavouring to suppress a laugh.Lady Eureka, v. 2 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
In 1139, after settling the affairs of the diocese of Oriel, Malachy left Ireland on an important mission.
Oriel Porphyry regarded the musician, for the first time, with a look of distrust.Lady Eureka, v. 1 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
Bodley, done at his own charge, in the window of the room which he occupied on the west side of Oriel College.Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867|William Dunn Macray
The upper end contained an oriel window under which was a fringed dais.In Doublet and Hose|Lucy Foster Madison
Word Origin and History for oriel
"large recessed window," mid-14c., from Old French oriol "hall, vestibule; oriel," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin oriolum "porch, gallery" (mid-13c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *auraeolum, dissimilated from aulaeolum, a diminutive of Latin aulaeum "curtain." Despite much research, the sense evolution remains obscure.