Archit. the concave curve where the end of a column spreads into its base or capital
Origin of apophygeClassical Greek apophyg? ; from apopheugein, to flee away ; from apo-, from + pheugein, to flee ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bheug- from source fugitive
The outward curve at the top and bottom of a column where the shaft joins the capital or base.
Origin of apophygeGreek apophug&emacron;, from apopheugein, apophug-, to flee : apo-, apo- + pheugein, to flee.
From Ancient Greek αποφυγή (apophugē), from απο- (apo-, “away”) and φυγή (phugē, “flight”).