triglyph


triglyph

triglyph [trahy-glif] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Architecture. a structural member of a Doric frieze, separating two consecutive metopes, and consisting typically of a rectangular block with two vertical grooves or glyphs, and two chamfers or half grooves at the sides, together counting as a third glyph, and leaving three flat vertical bands on the face of the block. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of triglyph 1555–65; Latin triglyphus Greek tríglyphos thrice-grooved, equivalent to tri- tri- + glyph(ḗ) glyph + -os adj. suffixRelated formstri·glyphed, adjectivetri·glyph·ic, tri·glyph·i·cal, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for triglyph Historical Examples of triglyph

  • Triglyph, the channelled feature in the frieze of the Doric order.

    Architecture

    Thomas Roger Smith

  • The short band, corresponding to the triglyph, beneath the tnia moulding which crowns the epistyle; the listel.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • 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.

    Ten Books on Architecture

    Vitruvius

  • Those who would make the metopes all alike, make the outermost intercolumniations narrower by half the width of a triglyph.

    Ten Books on Architecture

    Vitruvius

  • A triglyph is one of those blocks cut with vertical channels, which seem to rest upon the epistyle and to support the cornice.

    How to judge architecture

    Russell Sturgis

  • British Dictionary definitions for triglyph triglyph noun architect a stone block in a Doric frieze, having three vertical channels Derived Formstriglyphic, adjectiveWord Origin for triglyph C16: via Latin from Greek trigluphos three-grooved, from tri- tri- + gluphē carving. See glyph Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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