metope

noun
met·​o·​pe | \ ˈme-tə-(ˌ)pē How to pronounce metope (audio) \

Definition of metope

: the space between two triglyphs of a Doric frieze often adorned with carved work

First Known Use of metope

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metope

Greek metopē, from meta- + opē opening; akin to Greek ōps eye, face — more at eye

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“Metope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metope. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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