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epistyle

[ep-uh-stahyl] /ˈɛp əˌstaɪl/
noun
1.
the architrave of a classical building.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin epistȳlium the crossbeam resting on the column < Greek epistŷlion crossbeam of architrave (epi- epi- + stŷl(os) a column, pillar, post + -ion diminutive suffix)
Related forms
epistylar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epistyle

epistyle

/ˈɛpɪˌstaɪl/
noun
1.
another name for architrave (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: via Latin epistӯlium from Greek epistulion, from epi- + stulos column, style
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