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metope

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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The plain panel alternating with the decorated cover‐plate for the roof beam‐ends (the triglyphs) in the Doric frieze. In classical times a sculptured relief decorated the...

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metope

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 31 words.

(archit.) square space between triglyphs of the Doric frieze. XVI (methopa). — L. metopa — Gr. metópē,

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metope

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Co]

The plain panel alternating with the decorated cover‐plate for the roof beam‐ends (the triglyphs) in the Doric frieze. In classical times a sculptured relief decorated the...

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Metope

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 43 words.

Sunken panel between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze (see Greece, ancient, fig.h). Metopes are frequently carved or painted, like those on the Parthenon, Athens (see Greece, ancient, fig.h...

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demi-metope

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 32 words.

Fragmentary or half *metope at an external angle or a *re-entrant internal angle of a Roman *Doric

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metope <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 30 words.

M16 Latin (metopa from Greek metopē, from meta between + opē hole in a frieze for a beam-end).

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demi-metope

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 27 words.

Fragmentary or half metope at an external angle (and sometimes of a re-entrant internal angle) of a Roman Doric frieze

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demi-metope

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Fragmentary or half metope at an external angle (and sometimes of a re-entrant internal angle) of a Roman Doric frieze, found in Renaissance and C18 work.

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metope

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 20 words.

1 Plain or enriched slab on the Doric Order frieze between triglyphs.

2 Intersectio, metoche, or space

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metope

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

a term in architecture for each of the square sections of a Doric frieze, is generally pronounced met-ohp (two

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metope

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

(architecture, part of a Doric frieze). Generally pronounced as two syllables, /ˈmɛtəʊp/ occasionally as three, /ˈmɛtəpi/ as in the original

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