entasis

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noun en·ta·sis \ ˈen-tə-sis \

Definition of entasis

plural entases play \ˈen-tə-ˌsēz\
:a slight convexity especially in the shaft of a column

Origin and Etymology of entasis

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


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