architrave

[ahr-ki-treyv]
noun Architecture.
1.
the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns. See diag. under column.
2.
a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, especially a rectangular one, as of a door or window.

Origin:
1555–65; Middle French < Italian; see archi-, trave1

architraval, adjective
architraved, adjective
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architrave (ˈɑːkɪˌtreɪv)
 
n
1.  the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
2.  a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc
 
[C16: via French from Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trabs]

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architrave
1560s, from It. architrave, from archi- "beginning, origin" (see archon) + trave "beam," from L. trabem (nom. trabs).
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Example sentences
The openings have molded architrave trim and flanking shutters.
It features a two-stage architrave below the frieze, and a cornice with reeded
  band runs along the frieze.
The entrance features a transom and shelf architrave and is flanked by
  secondary entrances with transoms and similar architraves.
The window and door trim is a mixture of older architrave, replacement
  architrave, and plain box trim.
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