toreutic

toreutic

[tuh-roo-tik]
adjective
of or pertaining to toreutics or the objects produced by this technique.

Origin:
1830–40; < Greek toreutikós, equivalent to toreú(ein) to bore, chase, emboss (verbal derivative of toreús graving tool) + -tikos -tic

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toreutics (təˈruːtɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) the art of making detailed ornamental reliefs, esp in metal, by embossing and chasing
 
[C19: from Greek toreutikos concerning work in relief, from toreuein to bore through, from toreus tool for boring]
 
to'reutic
 
adj

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