Origin of encausticClassical Latin encausticus from Classical Greek enkaustikos from enkaustos, burnt in from enkaiein, to burn in from en-, in + kaiein, to burn
- A paint consisting of pigment mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after its application.
- The art of painting with this substance.
- A painting produced with the use of this substance.
Origin of encausticLatin encausticus from Greek enkaustikos from enkaiein enkau- to paint in encaustic en- in ; see en- 2. kaiein to burn
125-250 ad Egyptian funerary portrait
- (art) Prepared by means of heat; burned in.