Definitions

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  • n. In classical Greek architecture, the uppermost course of a building's foundations, partly emerging from the groundline.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • Here, the euthynteria (i.e. the lowest layer partially emerging above the walking surface) of the north wall was covered by layers (7 and 6), which at first sight contained ceramics dating to the later second and third century A.D.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Street Test Soundings

  • On the left the lower part of the stage wall with its lower socle molding and plinth, its orthostats and upper molding is just visible; in the center the remains of the first tabernacle floor from the east with only one of the corner stones of the plinth left, above the euthynteria and the foundations.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 5

  • Only one corner stone (ca 0. 70m x 0.62 m) of it, which functioned as plinth and was provided with a dowel hole and two channels for the outflow of lead after fixing the dowel (vertical iron clamp) to the lost corner socle molding above it, was still preserved above the euthynteria (the row of stones just emerging from the soil, between the lowest completely visible course of stones and the foundations of a wall).

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 5

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