A similarly shaped nose of a bullet, rocket, or other projectile.
The diagonal rib or groin of a Gothic vault.
A pointed, or Gothic, arch.
Origin of ogive
- Middle English ogif French ogive diagonal rib of a vault both from Old French augive probably from Vulgar Latin obviātīva from Late Latin obviāta feminine past participle of obviāre to resist obviate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French augive/ogive. Several origins have been speculated for the Middle French, including Spanish aljibe, Arabic Ø§Ù„ (al, “the") Ø¬Ø¨ (jubb, “jug"), and Latin obviÄta.