apophyge

noun apoph·y·ge \əˈpäfə(ˌ)jē\

Definition of apophyge

plural

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  1. :  the small hollow curvature given to the top (as in a Doric column) or bottom (as in an Ionic or Corinthian column) of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet — compare congé 4, scape

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Origin and Etymology of apophyge

Greek apophygē, literally, escape, from apo- + phygē flight, from pheugein to flee — more at 1bow


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