Acroteria
Acroterium Ac`ro*te`ri*um (-[u^]m), n.; pl. {Acroteria}. [L., fr. Gr. 'akrwth`rion summit, fr. 'a`kros topmost.] (Arch.) (a) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture. --J. H. Parker. (b) One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade. [1913 Webster]

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  • acroteria — (del lat. «acroterĭa», del gr. «akrōtḗria», pl. de «akrōtḗrion») f. Arq. Acrotera. * * * acroteria. f. acrotera …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ACROTERIA —    Acroteria comprise distinctively Etruscan terracotta decorations often in figurative form, found on the ridge pole of monumental buildings, most notably at Acquarossa, Murlo, the Cannicella temple at Orvieto, and the Portonaccio temple at Veii …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • ACROTERIA — ex Graeco Α᾿κρωτήρια, in aedibus. Vide Fastigium, it. Pimacella …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • acroteria — f. acrotera …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 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

  • ACROTÈRE — Élément décoratif, géométrique, végétal ou figuré, placé au faîte et aux angles des édifices antiques et dont la silhouette se profilait sur le ciel. Dans l’architecture grecque, l’acrotère apparaît avec les temples primitifs de Crète où, dès la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acrotera — (Del lat. acroteria < gr. akroterion < akros, extremo.) ► sustantivo femenino ARQUITECTURA Remate del frontón de los edificios clásicos. TAMBIÉN acroteria * * * acrotera (del fr. «acrotère», del mismo or. que «acroteria») f. Arq. Remate… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Acroterium — Ac ro*te ri*um ( [u^]m), n.; pl. {Acroteria}. [L., fr. Gr. akrwth rion summit, fr. a kros topmost.] (Arch.) (a) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greek temple — Greek temples (Ancient Greek: polytonic|ὁ ναός , gr. ho naós dwelling , semantically distinct from Latin la. templum temple ) were structures built to house the cult statues within Greek sanctuaries. The temples themselves did usually not… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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