tempera
noun Etymology: Italian, literally, temper, from temperare to temper, from Latin Date: 1832 1. a process of painting in which an albuminous or colloidal medium (as egg yolk) is employed as a vehicle instead of oil; also a painting done in tempera 2. poster color

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  • Tempera — (also known as egg tempera ) is a type of artist s paint and associated art techniques that were known from the classical world, where it appears to have taken over from encaustic and was the main medium used for panel painting and illuminated… …   Wikipedia

  • tempera — (a) [ atɑ̃pera ] loc. adj. • 1884; mots it. « à détrempe » ♦ Peint. Se dit d une couleur délayée dans de l eau additionnée d un agglutinant (gomme, colle, œuf), et du procédé de peinture avec cette couleur. ⇒ 1. détrempe. Loc. adv. Peindre a… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tempera — 1832, from It. tempera (in phrase pingere a tempera), from temperare to mix colors, temper, from L. temperare to mix (see TEMPER (Cf. temper)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tempera — |é| s. f. [Portugal: Minho] Têmpera; sova.   • Confrontar: têmpera …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • têmpera — s. f. 1. Ato de temperar ou dar consistência ao ferro ou ao aço. 2. Dureza e flexibilidade que os metais adquirem com essa operação. 3. Banho em que se dá a têmpera aos metais. 4.  [Figurado] Modo, gosto, estilo. 5. Força, vigor. 6. Disposição… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tempera — ► NOUN 1) a method of painting with pigments dispersed in an emulsion that mixes with water, typically egg yolk. 2) emulsion used in tempera. ORIGIN from Italian pingere a tempera paint in distemper …   English terms dictionary

  • Tempera — Tempera, s. A tempera …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tempera — tȅmpera ž DEFINICIJA lik. 1. boja u prahu razrijeđena otopinom ljepila uz dodatak vezivnih sredstava (žutanjak, bjelanjak, ocat, sintetička veziva i sl.) te dodatno razrijeđena vodom (tako pripremljenu voda više ne rastvara) 2. meton. a. slika… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tempera — statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Tapybiniai dažai iš pigmento ir gamtinio ar sintetinio plėvėdario emulsijos. atitikmenys: angl. distemper; tempera rus. темпера …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Tempera — Tem pe*ra, n. [It.] (Paint.) A mode or process of painting; distemper. [1913 Webster] Note: The term is applied especially to early Italian painting, common vehicles of which were yolk of egg, yolk and white of egg mixed together, the white juice …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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