Origin of triglyph
OTHER WORDS FROM triglyphtriglyphed, adjectivetri·glyph·ic, tri·glyph·i·cal, adjective
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How to use triglyph in a sentence
The capitals of each triglyph are to measure one sixth of a module.
The short band, corresponding to the triglyph, beneath the tnia moulding which crowns the epistyle; the listel.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
Triglyph, trī′glif, n. a three-grooved tablet at equal distances along the frieze in Doric architecture.
Thus, in the Doric temple, the triglyph and cornice are unimitative; or imitative only of artificial cuttings of wood.The Seven Lamps of Architecture|John Ruskin
Hence the metopes next to the corner columns do not come out perfectly square, but are too broad by half the width of a triglyph.