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entasis

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noun en·ta·sis \ˈen-tə-sis\

Definition of entasis

plural en·ta·sesplay \-tə-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a slight convexity especially in the shaft of a column



Origin of entasis

Greek, literally, distension, stretching, from enteinen to stretch tight, from en- 2en- + teinein to stretch — more at thin


First Known Use: 1664


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