trumeau

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English[edit]

A trumeau

Etymology[edit]

From French trumeau.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trumeau (plural trumeaus or trumeaux)

  1. (architecture) The pillar or center post supporting the lintel in the middle of a doorway or window opening, especially in a church.
  2. A trumeau mirror.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably Old French *trum, from Frankish *thrum (stump) (Proto-Germanic *þrum-), suffixed with -eau.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trumeau m (plural trumeaux)

  1. (architecture) trumeau
  2. pier glass

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