Toreutics Definition

The art of making toreutic work.
Webster's New World
The art of working metal or other materials by the use of embossing and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs.
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Origin of Toreutics

  • From Ancient Greek τορευτικός (toreutikos, “of metal work"), from τορευτός (toreutos, “worked in relief"), from τορέω (toreō, “I work in relief"), from τορευς (toreús, “a boring tool"), from Proto-Indo-European *terÉ™-.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek toreutikos of metal work from toreutos worked in relief from toreuein to work in relief from toreus a boring tool terə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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