from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See architrave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A massive piece of stone or wood laid immediately on the abacus of the capital of a column or pillar; an architrave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A massive piece of stone or wood laid immediately on the abacus of the capital of a column or pillar; -- now called architrave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient architecture, the lower member of the entablature, properly of a Greek order, also known by its Roman name, the architrave: a massive horizontal beam of stone or wood resting immediately upon the abaci of the capitals of a range of columns or pillars. See cut under entablature.
Latin epistȳlium, from Greek epistūlion : epi-, epi- + stūlos, pillar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin epistylium, Ancient Greek: compare French épistyle. (Wiktionary)