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Meaning of "acroterium" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACROTERIUM

acroterium  [ˌækrəʊˈtɪərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACROTERIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acroterium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACROTERIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Acroterion

An acroterion or acroterium is an architectural ornament placed on a flat base called the acroter or plinth, and mounted at the apex of the pediment of a building in the classical style. It may also be placed at the outer angles of the pediment; such acroteria are referred to as acroteria angularia. The acroterion may take a wide variety of forms, such as a statue, tripod, disc, urn, palmette or some other sculpted feature. Acroteria are also found in Gothic architecture. They are sometimes incorporated into the design of furniture. The word comes from the Greek akrōtḗrion, from akros. It was Latinized by the Romans as acroterium. Acroteria is the plural of both the original Greek and the Latin form.

Definition of acroterium in the English dictionary

The definition of acroterium in the dictionary is ornament positioned on top of an acroter, or flat base.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACROTERIUM


apodyterium
ˌæpəʊdɪˈtɪərɪəm
apterium
æpˈtɪərɪəm
archaebacterium
ˌɑːkɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
bacterium
bækˈtɪərɪəm
corynebacterium
ˌkɒrənɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
criterium
kraɪˈtɪərɪəm
cyanobacterium
ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
deuterium
djuːˈtɪərɪəm
elaterium
ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm
enterobacterium
ˌɛntərəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
eubacterium
ˌju:bækˈtɪərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
magisterium
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
mycobacterium
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
nitrobacterium
ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
osmeterium
ˌɒzmɪˈtɪərɪəm
psalterium
sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm
puerperium
pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm
sericterium
ˌsɛrɪkˈtɪərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACROTERIUM

acrophonetic
acrophonic
acrophony
acropolis
acrosomal
acrosome
acrosome reaction
acrospire
across
across country
across the board
across-the-board
acrostic
acrostical
acrostically
acroter
acroterial
acroterion
acrotic
acrotism

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACROTERIUM

aquarium
atrium
auditorium
barium
clavicytherium
crematorium
deinotherium
delirium
desiderium
dinotherium
emporium
equilibrium
meitnerium
nototherium
planetarium
pomoerium
sanatorium
solarium
terrarium
yttrium

Synonyms and antonyms of acroterium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «acroterium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACROTERIUM

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The translations of acroterium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acroterium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

acroterium
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acroterio
570 millions of speakers

English

acroterium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

acroterium
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

acroterium
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

acroterium
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acroterium
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

acroterium
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acrotère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Acroterium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

acroterium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

acroterium
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

acroterium
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Acroterium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

acroterium
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

acroterium
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अक्रोटरिअम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Akroter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acroterio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

acroterium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

acroterium
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acroterium
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακρωτήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

acroterium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

acroterium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

acroterium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acroterium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACROTERIUM»

The term «acroterium» is used very little and occupies the 192.255 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACROTERIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acroterium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACROTERIUM»

Discover the use of acroterium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acroterium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, ...
The acroterium of the propy- leum of the Agora, at Athens, mil remains, and bears an inscription, implying that it formerly supported a statue, or some trophy decreed by the Athenians to Lucius Caesar, the adopted son of Augustus.
Robert Stuart, 1854
2
Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage: Form, Meaning and ...
The cone supports either a roughly triangular acroterium or a circular acroterium from which streams of water pour forth.61 Similar to the Corinthian coin, the Nikopolitan coin minted under Hadrian portrays a basin with a pronounced lip, from ...
Brenda Longfellow, 2011
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Transactions
Cast from an angle acroterium, now in the gardens of the Villa Pamfili. Tivoli Cast of one-eighth of the Tivoli capital. Acroterium Cast of a Roman acroterium. Ante Casts of two capitals of Anta?. Athens The Parthenon. Cast of lion's head from ...
Royal Institute of British Architects, 1874
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The Theatre of Diokaisareia
47.1) Acroterium. Limestone. 0.28 (max) – 0.39 (max) – 0.24 m (max) Corners broken away. Chipped and worn on all the surfaces. The acroterium consists of an open palmette with lobes ending in a spiral springing from an horizontal band.
Marcello Spanu, 2012
5
Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy
A drill was used sparingly in the hair of the masks, in particular, in the acroterium on the right. The use of double sloping covers with acroteria, of which this fragment forms one part, is based on east Greek models from the second and early ...
Vivian B. Mann, Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.), 1989
6
The Life and Epistles of St. Paul
126), and on the acroterium, or summit of the pediment, was, but no longer is, an equestrian statue.'o On the entablature is an inscription to the effect that the portico was erected from donations presented by J ulins Caesar and Augustus, and ...
Thomas Lewin, 1878
7
The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Ari/w. ? Arsa, p. 400. Aa'rcipne. Arsa, p. 400. Aehémpre. Acroterium, p. 352. Eirfirduaaa. Heraclea Salbace, p. 515 cars. 'Epfipopoe? Arsa, p. 400. 'Eppa'o'dm/ uq. Antiphellus, p. 330. 'Eppaxd'raq. Antiphellus, p. 330. 'EpDca-rn'a]; ?
8
A Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the ...
ACROTERIUM. Lat., from otitgwrnglov, Gr. A terminating member, or ornament, at the apex and angles of a pediment. Some writers contend that the acroterium is the plinth, or pedestal, sustaining the ornamental finishing of the pediment; and ...
John Britton, 1838
9
The topography of Athens and the Demi
The middle acroterium is between one-fifth and one-fourth of the whole length of the pediment, a proportion unexampled in a Greek temple, and which could scarcely have been intended for any thing but an equestrian statue or a chariot 2.
William Martin Leake, 1841
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, ...
Acroterium {Gr.aKpornjpim, the summit or vertex),a statue or ornament of any kind placed on the apex of a pediment. The term is often incorrectly restricted to the plinth, which forms the podium merely for the acroterium. The statue of the saint ...
‎1853

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACROTERIUM»

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PHOTO: World Heritage Phoenix Hall restored to splendor
Acroterium on the transepts have also been given a gold coating, as they would have originally been colored, adding to the glamour of the ... «Asahi Shimbun, Mar 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Acroterium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/acroterium>. Oct 2019 ».
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