triforia

triforium

[trahy-fawr-ee-uhm, -fohr-]
noun, plural triforia [trahy-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-] . Architecture.
(in a church) the wall at the side of the nave, choir, or transept, corresponding to the space between the vaulting or ceiling and the roof of an aisle, often having a blind arcade or an opening in a gallery.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Anglo-Latin, special use of Medieval Latin triforium kind of gallery, literally, something with three openings, equivalent to Latin tri- tri- + for(is) opening, door + -ium -ium

triforial, adjective
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triforium (traɪˈfɔːrɪəm)
 
n , pl -ria
an arcade above the arches of the nave, choir, or transept of a church
 
[C18: from Anglo-Latin, apparently from Latin tri- + foris a doorway; referring to the fact that each bay characteristically had three openings]
 
tri'forial
 
adj

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