Atlantes
Atlantes At*lan"tes, n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ?. See {Atlas}.] (Arch.) Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also {telamones}. See {Caryatides}. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]

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  • ATLANTES — Aethiopiae populi Herodoto, Melae, l. 1. c. 4. ac Plinio, l. 5. c. 8. inter quos nullam nominum appellationem esle aiunt. Hi forte hodie regnum Borneo dictum habitant, cuius incolas nullum proprium nomen habere tradit Ioh. Leo, omnesque a quodam… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Atlantes — may refer to:*the plural form of Atlas (architecture), a column in the shape of a man *Atlantes (Sorcerer), a fictional character in various chansons de geste and the poem Orlando furioso …   Wikipedia

  • atlantes — [at lan′tēz΄] pl.n. sing. atlas [at′ləs] [L < Gr Atlantes, pl. of Atlas] Archit. supporting columns for an entablature, carved in the form of standing or kneeling figures of men …   English World dictionary

  • Atlantes — Atlante Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Atalante (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • atlantes — /at lan teez/, n. pl. of atlas (def. 5). * * * …   Universalium

  • ATLANTES —    figures of men used in architecture instead of pillars …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • atlantes — n. set of sculptural figures of men used to support structures in architecture at·las || ætlÉ™s n. (Architecture) telamon, pillar n. collection of geographical maps; first vertebra in the neck (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atlantes — plural form of atlas (sense 3) …   English new terms dictionary

  • atlantes — at•lan•tes [[t]ætˈlæn tiz[/t]] n. archit. pl. of atlas 4) …   From formal English to slang

  • atlantes — /ətˈlæntiz/ (say uht lanteez) plural noun (singular atlas) Architecture figures of men used as supporting or decorative columns. {Latin, from Greek} …   Australian English dictionary

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