architrave

EnglishEdit

Section 5 is the architrave.

EtymologyEdit

First attested 1563, borrowing from Italian architrave, from archi- (main) + trave (beam).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ärʹkĭ-trāv′
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NounEdit

architrave (plural architraves)

  1. (architecture) The lowest part of an entablature; rests on the capitals of the columns.
  2. (architecture) The mouldings (or other elements) framing a door, window or other rectangular opening.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

archi- +‎ trave.

NounEdit

architrave m (plural architravi)

  1. architrave
  2. template
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