metope

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin metopa and its source, Hellenistic Greek μετόπη (metópē), from Ancient Greek μετά (metá, meta-) + ὀπή (opḗ, hole).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛtəʊp/, /ˈmɛtəpi/

Noun[edit]

metope (plural metopes)

  1. (architecture) The architectural element between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
    • 1996, Russell Hoban, Fremder, Bloomsbury 2003, p. 117:
      There's a second plate of that metope that shows the full figures of both Perseus and Medusa and includes the winged horse Pegasus that was born of Medusa's blood.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

metope f

  1. plural of metopa