A decorative lintel.
An example of a lintel is a piece of wood that goes across the top of two windows.
Origin of lintelOld French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form limitellus, for limitaris, altered (by associated, association with Classical Latin limes, genitive limitis, border, frontier) from Classical Latin liminaris, of a threshold or lintel from limen: see limen
Origin of lintelMiddle English from Old French probably alteration of lintier from Vulgar Latin līmitāris of a threshold ( meaning influenced by Latin līmen threshold ) from Latin on a border from līmes līmit- boundary
- lentil, tellin'
From Middle English lyntel, from Old French lintel, from Latin lÄ«minÄris, from lÄ«men (“threshold (bottommost part of a doorframe)").