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
A decorative lintel.
An example of a lintel is a piece of wood that goes across the top of two windows.
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)").
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- The lintel of the inner gate was formed by a single stone 18 ft.
- The vivacious lilac still grows, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring.
- The door of two leaves, with its posts and lintel, is of silver gilt.
- The cracked door-lintel, which shows an eagle on the soffit, was propped up first by Burton, and lately, more securely, by the Germans.
- The Israelites were commanded to select on the tenth of Abib (Nisan) a he-lamb of the first year, without blemish, to kill it on the eve of the fourteenth and to sprinkle with its blood the lintel and sidepost of the doors of their dwellings so that the Lord should "pass over" them when he went forth to slay the first-born of the Egyptians.