acroterion

  n. Architecture, ornament or its pedestal at angle of pediment.

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  • Acroterion — An acroterion or acroterium is an architectural ornament placed on a flat base called the acroter or plinth, and mounted at the apex of the pediment of a building in the Classical style. It may also be placed at the outer angles of the pediment;… …   Wikipedia

  • acroterion — /ak reuh tear ee on , ee euhn/, n., pl. acroteria / tear ee euh/. acroterium. [ < Gk akrotérion topmost part, extremity, equiv. to akro ACRO + terion suffix designating a place for] * * * ▪ architecture plural  Acroteria,         in architecture …   Universalium

  • acroterion — ac·ro·te·ri·on …   English syllables

  • acroterion — …   Useful english dictionary

  • acroterion or acroterium —    In classical architecture, a figure or ornament usually at the apex of the pediment. Acroterion is the Greek spelling. Acroterium is the Latin spelling. (pr. AK ro TEE ri ?m) …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • acroterium — noun see acroterion * * * acroteral, acroterial, adj. /ak reuh tear ee euhm/, n., pl. acroteria / tear ee euh/. Archit. a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment. [Latinization of ACROTERION] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Palmette — era to decorate: # the fronts of ante fixae, # the upper portion of the stele or vertical tombstones, # the and its continuation as a decorative frieze on the walls of the same, and # the cymatium of a cornice. Though generally known as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Acrótera — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En la arquitectura griega y romana clásicas, las acróteras son zócalos (pedestales) que sostienen los adornos, dispuestos en el vértice o sobre las extremidades de un frontón. Por extensión, las acróteras designan a… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Acrotera — Ejemplos de acroteras adorno En la arquitectura griega y romana clásicas, las acroteras son zócalos (pedestales) que sostienen los adornos, dispuestos en el vértice o sobre las extremidades de un frontón. La palabra llega al español del griego… …   Wikipedia Español

  • acroterial — |akrə|tirēəl adjective Etymology: acroterion + al : of or like an acroterion …   Useful english dictionary

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