Definition of Apophyge

1. n. The small hollow curvature given to the top or bottom of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet; -- called also the scape.



Definition of Apophyge

1. Noun. (architecture) A curvature found on the top or bottom of certain columns. ¹

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Definition of Apophyge

1. a concave curve in a column [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apophyge

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apophatism
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apophyge (current term)
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Literary usage of Apophyge

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1. Finis pyramidis; or, Disquisitions concerning the antiquity and scientific by Thomas Gabb (1806)
"base, to regulate the size of the apophyge by the greate? or less ... jn which case I think the radius of the apophyge may be about 4 minutes : but Barbaro ..."

2. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"In the bold version at Bassai, the quarter-round apophyge in normal ... The apophyge is 0. 1 16 m. wide in radial cross section, but as it drops from the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"apophyge. The outward spread of the bottom of a shaft to form the fillet or cincture by which it joins the base ; also applied sometimes to the similar but ..."

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