akroterion\ˌa-krə-ˈtir-ē-ˌän, -ē-ən\ or
Definition of acroterion
: a pedestal placed on a pediment to support a statue or other ornamentation; also : an ornament similarly placed (as on the prow of a galley)
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Origin and Etymology of acroterion
acroterion, akroterion from Greek akrōtērion, from akros topmost, extreme; akin to Greek akē point; acroterium from Latin, from Greek akrōtērion; acroter, akroter from French acrotère, from Latin acroterium
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