in a Doric frieze, a slightly projecting, rectangular block occurring at regular intervals and having two vertical grooves (glyphs) and two chamfers or half grooves at the sides
Origin of triglyphClassical Latin triglyphus ; from Classical Greek triglyphos: see tri- and amp; glyph
An ornament in a Doric frieze, consisting of a projecting block having on its face two parallel vertical glyphs or grooves and two half grooves or chamfers on either vertical end, that separates the metopes.
Origin of triglyphLatin trīglyphus, from Greek trigluphos : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + gluphē, carving; see glyph.
entablature of a Doric order building
- (architecture) A term for the vertically channeled tablets of the Doric frieze.