plural encarpi
: an ornament on a frieze or capital consisting of festoons (as of fruit or flowers)

Word History


alteration (influenced by Greek enkarpos) of earlier encarpa festoons as an architectural ornament, from Latin, from Greek enkarpa, neuter plural of enkarpos containing fruit, from en- en- entry 2 + -karpos -carpous

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“Encarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encarpus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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