- 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 that rests directly on top of a column. 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).