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)

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • acroterium — 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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