noun dip·tych \ˈdip-(ˌ)tik\

Definition of DIPTYCH

:  a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces
:  a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets
:  a work made up of two matching parts

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Origin of DIPTYCH

Late Latin diptycha, plural, from Greek, from neuter plural of diptychos folded in two, from di- + ptychē fold
First Known Use: 1622

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