- the lowest part of an entablature, a beam resting directly on the tops, or capitals, of the columns; epistyle
- the molding around a doorway, window, etc.
Origin of architraveFrench from Italian from Classical Latin archi-, archi- + trabs, a beam: see tavern
- The lowermost part of an entablature in classical architecture, resting directly on top of the columns. Also called epistyle .
- The molding around a door or window.
Origin of architraveFrench from Old French from Old Italian archi- archi- trave beam ( from Latin trabs trab-; see treb- in Indo-European roots.)