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entablature

[en-tab-luh-cher, -choo r] /ɛnˈtæb lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
noun, Architecture
1.
the entire construction of a classical temple or the like between the columns and the eaves, usually composed of an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Middle French < Italian intavolatura; see in-2, table, -ate1, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for entablatures

entablature

/ɛnˈtæblətʃə/
noun (architect)
1.
the part of a classical temple above the columns, having an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice
2.
any construction of similar form
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Italian intavolatura something put on a table, hence, something laid flat, from tavola table, from Latin tabulatable
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Word Origin and History for entablatures

entablature

n.

1610s, nativization of Italian intavolatura; see en- (1) + tablature.

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