Definition of Greek key
1. Noun. An ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief). "There was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
Generic synonyms: Architectural Ornament
Derivative terms: Fret, Fret
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greek Key
Literary usage of Greek key
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Catalogue of Books by Sampson Low, Publishers' Circular, Sampson Low, Son and Marston (1898)
"... (SG)— Brief Introduction to New Greek. Key to the Exercise« by Samuel \V. i 12mo. pp. 48, Is. (Prêtent Day Primers) RZL. ..."
2. Japan: Its Architecture, Art, and Art Manufactures by Christopher Dresser (1882)
"Dealing with the gable end, which faces us as we walk up this outer court, we have above the V-shaped logs a horizontal member, on which runs a " Greek key ..."
3. Indian Blankets and Their Makers by George Wharton James (1914)
"The stripe-colors are black and deep blue, red and old-gold-green, while the Greek key design is in red, with a filler of white and a light shade of brown. ..."
4. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony/Charles Garland (2007)
"77 Spiros Zodhiates, NASB Hebrew-Greek key Study Bible (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1990). 78 Jay P. Green, and Maurice A. Robinson, A Concise Lexicon ..."
5. On the Meaning and Origin of the Fylfot and Swastika by Robert Philips Greg (1884)
"Greek-key pattern, doubled or interlocked, showing probable connection between the fylfot and meander ornamentation or border. ..."