Origin of plinth
Related Words for plinthpodium, foundation, bottom, support, bed, platform, stand, base, foot, substructure, mounting
Examples from the Web for plinth
Contemporary Examples of plinth
I half-expected him to barnstorm out in riding boots and harangue us, Mussolini-style, underlit from a plinth.Obama Frees His Mojo
September 10, 2009
A giant toy duck was waddling on top of the fourth plinth when I arrived in Trafalgar Square mid-morning.London's Living Sculptures
August 6, 2009
Historical Examples of plinth
As abruptly as he had leapt upon the plinth did he now leap down from it.Scaramouche
The plinth, or base, is but slightly moulded, and is 23 inches in height.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury
H. J. L. J. Mass
But the lower will seem to be larger, because it will project to the edge of the plinth.Ten Books on Architecture
Mrs. Plinth looked disapproving, and Mrs. Ballinger visibly wavered.
Mrs. Plinth enquired, still distrustful of Mrs. Roby's thoroughness.
Word Origin for plinth
1610s, from French plinthe (16c.) and directly from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos "brick, squared stone," cognate with Old English flint (see flint).