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apophyge

[uh-pof-i-jee] /əˈpɒf ɪˌdʒi/
noun, Architecture
1.
a small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column, to its base.
2.
Also called hypophyge. a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital.
Also, apophysis.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Greek apophygḗ escape, equivalent to apophyg- (variant stem of apopheúgein to flee; apo- apo- + pheúgein to flee; akin to -fuge) + noun suffix
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apophyge

/əˈpɒfɪdʒɪ/
noun
1.
(architect) the outward curve at each end of the shaft of a column, adjoining the base or capital Also called hypophyge
Word Origin
C16: from Greek apophugē, literally: escape, from apopheugein to escape from
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