Toreutics meaning

tə-ro͝o'tĭks
The art of working metal or other materials by the use of embossing and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs.
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The art of making toreutic work.
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The art of making relief or intaglio designs, especially by chasing, carving or embossing in metal.
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Origin of toreutics

  • 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
  • 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