tetraptych

noun
tet·​rap·​tych | \ te‧ˈtraptik \
plural -s

Definition of tetraptych

: an arrangement of pictures in four parts (as for an altarpiece)

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History and Etymology for tetraptych

Greek tetraptychon, neuter of tetraptychos fourfold, from tetra- + -ptychos (akin to Greek ptychē fold, layer)

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“Tetraptych.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetraptych. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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