lierne

lierne

[lee-urn]
noun Architecture.
an ornamental vaulting rib other than one springing from a pier or a ridge rib.

Origin:
1835–45; < French: binding timber, equivalent to li(er) to bind (< Latin ligāre) + -erne < ?

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lierne (lɪˈɜːn)
 
n
architect a short secondary rib that connects the intersections of the primary ribs, esp as used in Gothic vaulting
 
[C19: from French, perhaps related to lier to bind]

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