Pinacotheca Pin`a*co*the"ca, n. [L. pinacotheca, fr. Gr. ?; ?, ?, a picture + ? repisitory.] A picture gallery. [1913 Webster]

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  • pinacotheca — ▪ gallery Greek  Pinakotheke,  Latin  Pinacotheca,        a picture gallery in either ancient Greece or ancient Rome. The original pinacotheca, which housed the tablets or pictures honouring the gods, formed the left wing of the Propylaea of the… …   Universalium

  • Pinacotheca — A pinacotheca is a picture gallery in either ancient Greece or ancient Rome. The name is specifically used for the building containing pictures which formed the left wing of the Propylaea on the Acropolis at Athens, Greece. Though Pausanias (Bk.… …   Wikipedia

  • pinacotheca — noun An art gallery (especially a picture gallery) …   Wiktionary

  • pinacotheca — n. Picture gallery …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pinacotheca — pin·a·co·the·ca …   English syllables

  • pinacotheca — ˌpinəkōˈthēkə noun ( s) Etymology: Latin, from Greek pinakothēkē, from pinako (from pinak , pinax board, tablet, picture) + thēkē case, chest; akin to Greek tithenai to put, place more at pinac , do …   Useful english dictionary

  • PINACOTHECA Imaginum illustrium — doctrinae vel ingenii laude, Virorum, nomen libria Iano Nicio Erythraeo haud pridem editi, de quo ipse sic ad Lectorem: Eorum tantum imagines in hanc Pinacothecam intuli, qui, meâ aetate, memoriâ digni exstiterunt, quique me vivô fatô functi sunt …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • The Vatican —     The Vatican     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Vatican     This subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Introduction; II. Architectural History of the Vatican Palace; III. Description of the Palace; IV. Description of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pinacothèque — [ pinakɔtɛk ] n. f. • 1830; « galerie de tableaux » 1547; lat. d o. gr. pinacotheca ♦ Musée ou galerie de peinture (en Italie, en Allemagne). Les deux pinacothèques de Munich. ● pinacothèque nom féminin (latin pinacotheca, du grec pinakothêkê)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cuernavaca Cathedral — Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary Catedral de la Asunción de María (Spanish) Facade and belltower of the cathedral Basic information Location Morelos …   Wikipedia

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