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Origin of triglyph
OTHER WORDS FROM triglyphtriglyphed, adjectivetri·glyph·ic, tri·glyph·i·cal, adjective
Words nearby triglyph
Example sentences from the Web for triglyph
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.