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architrave

[ahr-ki-treyv] /ˈɑr kɪˌtreɪv/
noun, Architecture
1.
the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns.
2.
a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, especially a rectangular one, as of a door or window.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; Middle French < Italian; see archi-, trave1
Related forms
architraval, adjective
architraved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for architraval

architrave

/ˈɑːkɪˌtreɪv/
noun (architect)
1.
the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
2.
a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trabs
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Word Origin and History for architraval

architrave

n.

1560s, from Italian architrave, from archi- "beginning, origin" (see archon) + trave "beam," from Latin trabem (nominative trabs) "beam, timber," from PIE *treb- "dwelling" (see thorp).

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