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"

Exact synonyms: Fret, Greek Fret, Key Pattern
Generic synonyms: Architectural Ornament
Derivative terms: Fret, Fret

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greek Key

Greek Sign Language
Greek alphabet
Greek architecture
Greek calends
Greek capital
Greek chorus
Greek clover
Greek cross
Greek deity
Greek drachma
Greek fire
Greek fret
Greek fries
Greek house
Greek houses
Greek key
Greek letter
Greek letters
Greek mode
Greek monetary unit
Greek mythology
Greek number
Greek numbers
Greek numeral
Greek numerals
Greek partridge
Greek salad
Greek salads
Greek system
Greek valerian

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. ..."

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