epistyle

epistyle

[ep-uh-stahyl]
noun
the architrave of a classical building.

Origin:
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)

epistylar, adjective
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epistyle (ˈɛpɪˌstaɪl)
 
n
another name for architrave
 
[C17: via Latin epistӯlium from Greek epistulion, from epi- + stulos column, style]

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