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Origin of pediment
Examples from the Web for pediment
In the pediment of the west doorway is the finest heraldic sculpturing that the Middle Ages of Brittany produced.The Argosy|Various
Oftener, where an entablature supported by engaged columns was surmounted by a pediment, the fanlight over the door was omitted.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia|Frank Cousins
The description that follows begins from the left or northern angle of the pediment.
The group is supposed to have been placed in the pediment of the west gable.
On each side of the circular pediment is a little "Mansard" window in the roof, and on the pediment itself are two statues.The Story of Rouen|Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Word Origin for pediment
triangular part of the facade of a Greek-style building, 1660s, alteration of periment, peremint (1590s), of unknown origin, "said to be a workmen's term" [OED]; probably a dialectal garbling of pyramid, the connection perhaps being the triangular shape. Sometimes associated with ped- "foot." Other possibilities include Latin pedamentum "vine-stalk, prop," and Italian pedamento, which at the time this word entered English meant "foundation, basework, footing." Meaning "base, foundation" is from 1726, by inflience of Latin pedem "foot."