toreutics

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τορευτικός (toreutikós, of metal work), from τορευτός (toreutós, worked in relief), from τορέω (toréō, I work in relief), from τορευς (toreus, a boring tool), from Proto-Indo-European *terə-.

Noun[edit]

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toreutics (uncountable)

  1. The art of making relief or intaglio designs, especially by chasing, carving or embossing in metal