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Epistyle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EP'ISTYLE, n. [Gr. a column.]
In ancient architecture, a term used by the Greeks for what is now called the architrave, a massive piece of stone or wood laid immediately over the capital of a column or pillar.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Archit. = ARCHITRAVE. Etymology: F épistyle or L epistylium f. Gk epistulion (as EPI-, stulos pillar)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Epistyle Ep"i*style, n. [L. epistylium, Gr. ?; 'epi` upon + ? column: cf. F. ['e]pistyle.] (Anc. Arch.) A massive piece of stone or wood laid immediately on the abacus of the capital of a column or pillar; -- now called architrave.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Arch.) Architrave.



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