Chryselephantine Chrys`el*e*phan"tine, a. [Gr. chryso`s gold + ? made of ivory, fr. ? ivory, elephant.] Composed of, or adorned with, gold and ivory. [1913 Webster]

Note: The chryselephantine statues of the Greeks were built up with inferior materials, veneered, as it were, with ivory for the flesh, and gold decorated with color for the hair and garments. [1913 Webster]

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  • chryselephantine — [kris΄el΄ə fan′tin, kris΄el ə fan′tīn΄] adj. [Gr chryselephantinos < chrysos (see CHRYSALIS) + elephantinos (see ELEPHANT)] made of, or overlaid with, gold and ivory …   English World dictionary

  • Chryséléphantine — Chryséléphantin Statue chryséléphantine visible au Musée archéologique de Delphes, probablement une Artémis de facture lydienne, offrande du roi Crésus. Le chryséléphantin est une technique de sculpture apparue en Grèce aux alentours du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chryselephantine — /kris el euh fan tin, tuyn/, adj. made of or overlaid with gold and ivory, as certain objects made in ancient Greece. [1820 30; < Gk chryselephántinos, equiv. to chrys CHRYS + elephántinos (elephant , s. of eléphas ELEPHANT, ivory + inos INE1] *… …   Universalium

  • chryséléphantine — ● chryséléphantin, chryséléphantine adjectif (grec elephantinos, d ivoire) Se dit d une statuaire qui employait simultanément l or et l ivoire. (Antiquité grecque surtout.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chryséléphantine — (kri zé lé fan ti n ) adj. f. Sculpture chryséléphantine, celle où entrait l or et l ivoire …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • chryselephantine — adjective /kɹɪsɛlɪˈfæntɪn/ Made of gold and ivory …   Wiktionary

  • chryselephantine — adj. decorated with or composed of ivory and gold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chryselephantine — [ˌkrɪsɛlɪ fantʌɪn] adjective (of ancient Greek sculpture) overlaid with gold and ivory. Origin C19: from Gk khruselephantinos, from khrusos gold + elephas, elephant elephant or ivory …   English new terms dictionary

  • chryselephantine — chrys·elephantine …   English syllables

  • chryselephantine — Made of or decorated with gold and ivory …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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