Metope meaning

mĕt'ə-pē
Any of the spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze.
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Any of the square areas, plain or decorated, between triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
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(architecture) The architectural element between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
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Origin of metope

  • Greek metopē meta between meta– opē opening okw- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin metopa and its source, Hellenistic Greek μετόπη (metopÄ“), from Ancient Greek μετά (meta, “meta-") + ὀπή (opÄ“, “hole").
    From Wiktionary