predella

noun pre·del·la \ pri-ˈde-lə \

Definition of predella

: the base of an altarpiece; especially : one containing decorated panels depicting scenes related to the main panel or panels

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Origin and Etymology of predella

Italian, footrest, altar step, predella, from Langobardic (Germanic language of the Lombards) *predel-, *pretel-, lath, board; akin to Old High German bret board, bort plank, ship's side — more at board


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