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1. The lowermost part of an entablature in classical architecture, resting directly on top of the columns. Also called epistyle.
2. The molding around a door or window.
[French, from Old French, from Old Italian : archi-, archi- + trave, beam (from Latin trabs, trab-; see treb- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (Architecture) the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
2. (Architecture) a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc
[C16: via French from Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trabs]
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1. the lowermost member of a classical entablature.
2. a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, as of a door or window.
[1555–65; < Middle French < Italian]
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|Noun||1.||architrave - the molding around a door or window|
|2.||architrave - the lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns|
entablature - (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
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architrave[ˈɑːkɪtreɪv] N → arquitrabe m
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