Origin of metopeClassical Greek metop? from meta, between (see meta-) + op?, an opening, hole in frieze for beam, akin to ?ps, eye
Origin of metopeGreek metopē meta between ; see meta- . opē opening ; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
entablature of a Doric
- (architecture) The architectural element between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
From Latin metopa and its source, Hellenistic Greek Î¼ÎµÏ„ÏŒÏ€Î· (metopÄ“), from Ancient Greek Î¼ÎµÏ„Î¬ (meta, “meta-") + á½€Ï€Î® (opÄ“, “hole").