Transept
Transept Tran"sept, n. [Pref. trans- + L. septum an inclosure. See {Septum}.] (Arch.) The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its two ends. In Gothic churches these project these project greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. It is common, however, to speak of the arms themselves as the transepts. [1913 Webster]

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  • TRANSEPT — TRANSEP Terme qui désigne, dans l’architecture religieuse médiévale et moderne, une nef transversale, divisée intérieurement en un ou plusieurs vaisseaux; le transept croise perpendiculairement la nef de l’édifice en avant du chœur ou de l’abside …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Transept — et autres parties d une église. Le transept est une nef transversale qui coupe à angle droit la nef principale d’une église et qui lui donne ainsi la forme symbolique d’une croix latine. Outre ce côté symbolique, le transept participe à la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Transept — • A rectangular space inserted between the apse and nave in the early Christian basilica Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Transept     Transept      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • transept — TRANSÉPT, transepturi, s.n. Naos transversal care taie în unghi drept naosul principal al unei biserici, alcătuind cu acesta un plan în formă de cruce. – Din fr. transept. Trimis de ionel bufu, 28.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  transépt s. n. (sil.… …   Dicționar Român

  • transept — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. transeptpcie, archit. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} nawa poprzeczna w kościele zbudowanym na planie krzyża, zwykle oddzielająca nawę główną i nawy boczne od prezbiterium : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Transept jedno ,… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Transept — Transept, s. Transsept …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Transept — (Transsept, lat.), jeder Querbau, der die Längenausdehnung eines Gebäudes unterbricht und Querflügel bildet (z. B. das Kreuzschiff christlicher Kirchen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Transépt — (lat.), Querbau; bes. Querschiff einer Kirche …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • transept — (n.) transverse section of a cruciform church, 1530s, from M.L. transeptum, from L. trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + saeptum fence, partition, enclosure (see SEPTUM (Cf. septum)). Rare before 1700 …   Etymology dictionary

  • transept — ► NOUN ▪ (in a cross shaped church) either of the two parts forming the arms of the cross shape, projecting at right angles from the nave. ORIGIN Latin transeptum, from septum partition …   English terms dictionary

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