Acanthi
Acanthus A*can"thus, n.; pl. E. {Acanthuses}, L. {Acanthi}. [L., from Gr. ?. Cf. {Acantha}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear's-breech. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus ({Acanthus spinosus}); -- used in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • CORINTHIAE Columnae — quaenam dictae, vide supra in voce Columna. Illarum originem ex his Vitruvii discimus, l. 4. c. 1. Virgo civis Corinthia, iam matura nuptiis, implicita morbo decessit. Post sepulturam eius, quibus ea viva peculis delectabatur, nutrix collecta et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Acanthus — A*can thus, n.; pl. E. {Acanthuses}, L. {Acanthi}. [L., from Gr. ?. Cf. {Acantha}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear s breech. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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