entablatures

entablature

[en-tab-luh-cher, -choor]
noun Architecture.
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:
1605–15; < Middle French < Italian intavolatura; see in-2, table, -ate1, -ure

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entablature (ɛnˈtæblətʃə)
 
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1.  the part of a classical temple above the columns, having an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice
2.  any construction of similar form
 
[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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entablature
1610s, nativization of It. intavolatura; see en- + tablature.
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