entablature[en tab′lə c̸hər]
- a horizontal superstructure supported by columns and composed of architrave, frieze, and cornice
- any structure like this
Origin of entablatureMiddle French ; from Italian intavolatura ; from intavolare ; from in-, in + tavola, table, base ; from Classical Latin tabula: see table
The horizontal upper section of a classical building, resting on the columns and consisting of the architrave, frieze, and cornice.
Origin of entablatureObsolete French, from Italian intavolatura, from intavolare, to put on a table : in-, in, on (from Latin; see en–1) + tavola, table (from Latin tabula, board).
Ionic order entablature