Origin of toreuticClassical Greek toreutikos from toreuein, to work in relief, bore from Indo-European base an unverified form ter- from source throw
- (art) In relief; relating to sculpture in relief, especially of metal.
- Relating to chasing such as surface ornamentation in metal.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Ancient Greek belonging to work in relief.